Today I had to cart a cordless drill and batteries/charger in the rackbag, probably 5kg? I normally carry a 2ltr bottle of water and some other stuff too so say I had 7kg sitting on the back of the bike today. For reference I weigh 75kg. The difference it made to the stability and handling was positive. I loved it - bike felt planted, grip on tap, falling into corners was nice. When coming to a stop it no longer dropped the front - I always switch to rear only and ease off in the last meter or so and it would still drop. I was expecting worser handling. So if I had a better bike with adjustable suspension - would I expect similar differences given correct adjustment? Or maybe my existing shocks are dodgy?