I am 5'7" and I bought a Med Jet 9 RDO. I'm glad I went with that size, but I went with a decidedly shorter stem (Thomson 70mm 0˚) to make sure the reach would not be too much for me given I am in between sizes with Niners.
Been riding it about 3 weeks now and I love the bike, but I can make the front end pop up with what seems to me like the slightest provocation. On more than one occasion this blows my uphill effort as I have to focus getting the front wheel back down or it just shifts my weight enough that I blow my spin and have to dismount. I am not a muscly guy and I do inch up in the saddle when climbing to get my weight forward. Still, I feel like I have lean far out over my front end to keep it planted when mashing up hill. Sitting and spinning always feels like the front end could lift with a slight tug. Other issues I am having is I seem to be overturning around tight turns and digging the front wheel in.. The latter might be pilot error and I'll concede that.
I realize the answer here is to try a longer stem and see of that helps. Still, I wanted to ask if what I am experiencing is similar to anyone else's experience and is in fact stem related or if I just suck at riding.
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