I am considering getting a LHT and recently I've spoken to two people independently of each other and they both stated that with a handlebar bag going downhill at a decent clip, the LHT was instable in the front end.
The first person who stated this is the director of my local co-op. He was in Arizona on a borrowed 58cm with only a handlebar bag. He said he was freaked out by how squirrelly the front end was. He has a LOT of miles on bicycles and goes with the flow, so if he was nervous with this I do truly believe it was more than a little bit squirrelly.
The second person was a cat who was riding from MN to NY to FL on a 56cm LHT. He was loaded on the rear rack/panniers and had a handle bar bag as well. He said his LHT was a squirrelly going down hill as well.
Has anyone else with a LHT experienced this?