1. I'm riding an xc bike. Should my seatPost be a bit higher than normal to compensate for the sag on my rear shock? I ask because I had it set up at the same height as my road bike. But on climbs, my hamstrings would burn like crazy. I raised it 5-6mm and I feel a lot better putting power down on the pedals.
2. I hav a 25" handlebar but for some reason they feel small. Like I need more space to get a better grip. This cause my hands to hurt specially descending. What's normal width? On my road I have a 42cm
3. When descending I know I shouldn't feel out of control but on steep descents I always do. I keep my weight back but I'm afraid of wiping out on a crack in the ground or hitting gravel, or lose rock, etc. my bike always feels very bouncy, it shakes my hands like crazy to the point that I think I'm going to lose grip of the handlebars. Could this be a fork issue? I have a manitou axel, which I know isn't the best. I'm looking at a rockshox recon or manitou seven.