My first decent bike was an inbred, stock bulked from on one. I rode this bike for years, not particularly quickly and I crashed a lot!
Recently test rode a niner - absolute revalation in how stable it is and how quick I can ride stuff that I would really struggle on before. I can ride with no hands, lift the back wheel under braking, all sorts that would have had me on the floor previously.
I am fond of the inbred and would like to keep it as a spare bike but want to make handle a bit more to my tastes of possible.
Is the inbred inherently less stable or can I change forks etc to make it handle more nicely?