So I have recently built up a cotic soul after about 7 years on a sc chameleon and after 5 rides of varying distance/ type am struggling to adapt to it.
The problem is that I feel so front wheel heavy and hitting any sort of bumps on a steepish descent feels like I'm going to be pitched over the bars and the rear wheel feels very light. This also has a knock on effect that it takes it out of my wrists and hands seeing as I'm pitched forward and its very hard to get my weight over the back and try and absorb the terrain with my legs. Altogether making for a pretty nervous ride!
I'm 5ft9 (short arse) on a small frame with 120mm forks, a 50mm zero rise stem with 20mm spacers underneath and a low rise Easton ea70 bar.
Could any of these help:
1) man the f up, keep riding it and I'll just get used to it
2) more air pressure in the fork to try and stop the fork from using as much of it's travel and pitching my weight forward even more
3) raise my bars (my steerer tube is not long enough for more spaces but I could install a stem with a rise)
4) buy a bar with a larger rise