I know we've been there before, but I'm still not sure what makes a bike more stable (less "twitchy").
What contributes to stability more, long chain stays, more fork rake or more trail?
I have a steel cross bike I ride on the roads (72.5 HTA, 45mm rake, 43cm chain stays) that is darn solid to control compared to other bikes I've owned. I'm looking for a custom frame, but don't know what geometry to go with for a bike that is even more stable at speed. 46cm chain stays? 71 degree head tube angle? Both?
Thanks for your help.