780 bars are really really wide, the wider your arms are then the more your weight is bought forward, maybe this is adding to the otb feeling?
It's not an issue of keeping the beads seated, a soft tyre will flop about in the corners. No matter how many knobbles and what triple compound marketing guff is written on the sidewall, if the carcass doesn't support the tread then everything else is compromised. Apart from comfort.
In an attempt to be constructive, have you got rather hard grips? Or narrow diameter ones? Renthal offer their lock-ons in several different flavours and the 'comfort' super soft might be the thing to take the sting out of the trail. Swinley is smoother than Duncan Goodhew swimming in Veet so something's wrong somewhere.
Good luck dude
In yet more news, here's my DMR in it's newest incarnation, with tyres at around 30psi
Your pressures are nuts dude, how do you even go round a corner? Keep your X-Kings and run them at 30psi. Boom! Front of the pack.
Why slow down @edscoble ?
It's a shame @tom13back hasn't come back to put us out of our collective misery. Come on Tom, we need to know if you're putting Pikes on a 100mm alu xc race bike.
I was, though posting from my phone is a pain.
Long stiff forks are gonna put loads of pressure on your head tube junction. Don't bother with the headtube exchange, in my opinion ;-)
What is the frame?
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