Looking for feedback from folks who have added low-riders to rear load-biased bike such as the SOMA Saga or Surly LHT.
My Saga is set up with a Tubus Cosmo rear rack and two small Ortlieb panniers. The panniers weigh anywhere from 9-12 pounds depending on what I'm carrying. My saddle is set all the way back on a Velo Orange seatpost, so that makes the front end of the bike feel very "light," which is quite noticeable when descending and/or riding out of the saddle.
To balance out the load/handling, I was thinking of adding a pair of Tubus Nova low-rider racks, and moving the Ortlieb panniers to the front. SOMA says the following about the Saga:
"Rear load bias touring geometry (rides best with a load in the rear or with a load in the front AND the rear)"
I'm wondering if the weight of the rear rack, combined with my rearward saddle position would be enough to compensate for the added weight up front (low-riders, panniers).