Giant Suede GX (cruiser) feels squirrelly---am I doing something wrong?
My work has a bike-share program that lends out the Giant Suede GX
. At training we were told that this model was chosen specifically because it was very stable and easy to ride, but after several weeks I still have trouble going straight. The bicycle just naturally seems to want to weave all over the lane, and I can hardly ride ten minutes before my shoulders and upper arms start getting sore from the effort of holding it steady. Due to the logistics of the bike-share program, I get a different bike almost every time, so I'm sure this isn't some sort of hardware defect in the bicycle itself. How did the manufacturer imagine I would ride this to hold a decent line?
Outside of work I usually ride an old ten-speed with drop bars and friction stem shifters, so I'm entirely ready to believe that I've picked up some habits that would be unusual on a modern bike. For example, I still accidentally engage the coaster brake at least once a week when I forget about the telescoping saddle and try pedaling backwards to "post" over bumps.