Drop Your Tire Pressure
Tire pressure has a surprisingly significant influence over how your bike rides. When your tire pressure is too high, the bike feels like its bouncing off obstacles or sliding out from under you. Running a lower tire pressure gives you more traction and since traction is the magic ingredient for both cornering and braking, this small change could make your next ride faster and the descents easier. Try dropping your pressure by 5-10psi before your next ride.