After riding a hybrid bike for the last few years, I just got a used Cannondale SuperX road bike (CX to be accurate). I expected the change in geometry to be uncomfortable for a while, but what I didn’t expect was the drastic difference in handling. Two major notes so far.
One, it seems to be incredibly agile. And while that should be a good thing, I’ve found it dangerous having been used to my hybrid and driving in shoulders. A tiny movement to dodge a sunken manhole becomes a scramble to get out of the road.
Two, standing is way too unnatural. Feels like the bike is trying to go towards the pedalling leg. Not sure if the light weight has anything to do with it.
My questions are these; 1, will I get used to the road bike with time or is this something I have to consciously work towards? 2, is flipping between the hybrid and road bike a bad idea?
If it means anything, I’m pretty much a casual rider. I just did my first 100km this past summer on the hybrid.