I've been riding seriously for two years now. By serious I mean 4
times a week and I go out on my club's bun run at the weekend.
I love riding but I am really struggling to improve my descending.
Finding it frustrating as I'm quite a strong rider but I always end up on the back
of the group on descents.
- I've never been a dare devil descender it's fair to say but I'm happy to let it fly on a straight.
- That said it's something I practice quite often as I do hill repeats.
- In a straight line I'm regularly hit 45mph quite happily so it's not like I'm crawling down squeezing the brakes.
My problem comes when I start to get into cornering.
I find that I really don't have confidence in the front end of the bike. Even on the straight once I get over 40 it feels light and a bit squirelley. I recently had a speed wobble too when going over some rough ground on a descent - saved it by clamping my legs to the top tube.
- I've read almost every forum post, read every article on the subject and experimented with my position on the bike but still don't seem to be connecting the dots and hooking it up.
I'm starting to wonder if I should be looking at my bike set-up / getting a proper fit done.
As anyone had a similar experience???
Might just need a good strong cup of harden the f up