How to make a road bike less twitchy?
February 3, 2010 7:22 PM Subscribe
Does the types of handlebars change the handling of a bike? I have a 80's Lotus International road bike. It's my commuter, grocery getter, and all-weather bike. However, it does not handle grocery-loaded pannier bags nearly as well as my "nice bike" surly cross check does, which is my century bike and my touring bike. I don't want to lock the surly outside of the store or subject it to the daily wear and tear. I am thinking about making changes to make my Lotus handle more stable-ly. Is there anything i can do? Different handlebar? wider tires? longer stems?