I'm wondering what the advantages are to a sloping stem (versus one that is horizontal along its' top). My last bike ( an old racing bike) had a short stem, which was horizontal and was nice to lead along the pavement. My salsa casseroll gives a twist as I power off as the handle bars want to flop sideways.
I notice you can buy adjustable stems .
Looking at the Salsa set up my stem is much higher and my bars are quite high... I think so I can change it until I'm satisfied.
I've lowered the stem and it has a completely different feel now. It still has a little lurch to the side when I power off but now I feel as though the bike is surrounding me.
this topic here best describes my problem:
No hands balance: What makes a bike squirrelly?