I don't feel as safe on my big bike
Is this weird?
I guess it's mostly because of the more upright position on the foldies versus drops on my mixte (being on the drops freaks me out when riding fast, so I ride on the hoods and corners most of the time), but a lot of it is also handling. I don't feel like I can handle the mixte as well as the small-wheeled bikes. It's not as responsive and lively, and I feel like I'm gonna go over the bars on every bad pothole I can't swerve away from. I know a lot of it is fit, which is why I'm gonna try a different bar/stem setup that will give me a more upright position when I have the funds--maybe nitto dove bars or similar plus taller stem. Perhaps it's also the skinny wheels vs. fat wheels of the smaller bikes.
Do any of you feel the same way about your big bikes? Any advice for getting more comfy on my mixte?