I'm a newbie Athena that just moved to NC from Chicago. I did some biking in the City, but not enough. Now that I'm down here in the wilderness...I've bought myself a cyclocross bike to jump on some of the trails here. I like the fit of a road bike but wanted the option of switching out knobby/road tires depending on whether I'm on the road or a dirt trail that day. Now, onto my question....
I'm newer into biking so I may be overreacting a bit but it seems like this new cyclocross bike of mine (Tommaso Bestia) has a very touchy fork. It sways to the side almost violently whenever I let go of the handlebars (not riding, just sitting idle). When I am riding it...it seems to be very touchy on the turns. It's almost like it's TOO smooth if that makes sense.
I rode around on a Jamis Ventura in Chicago and didn't have this problem, it felt smooth but steady. I could let go of the handle bars for a short period of time and they would stay straight.
So my question is...am I being too sensitive? Or is there some sore of adjustment I can make to get this a little more stiff?
Btw, I'm super excited to have found this forum. Being a big girl on a bike is so much fun, but it's always nice to know there's others out there like me!