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Hi guys

I find that when I tip the bike in, or go from lean to lean, the bike feels like it hesitates for a split second then turns in prefectly. Could this be the steering damper, or should I drop the front 2mm?

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How many miles do you have on the bike? What condition are your tires in? If they are worn enough and/or "flat-topped" in the middle, this could cause your concern. Not ruling out your questions about the damper or forks (forks least likely culprit) though.
 

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The bike has only done 600 miles, so doubt it is the tyres.

My previous bike turned really fast, almost as if it was controlled telepathically. I don't want the K5 to turn quite that fast, but it does feel a little sluggish initially when I turn.

My first thought was that it is probably the steering damper that may be too stiff, but thought I would check with you guys.
 

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not sure what your last bike was, but i know the geometry is more conservative on the k5, than on the k4/k3. that makes it more stable, but slightly slower on turn in. and the type of tires will make a huge difference as well. the tires on your new bike might be shaped very different from your last bike. if the bike truly turns in too slow for you then go ahead and drop the front a couple mm's. but keep in mind when you increase your turn in by dropping the front you are going to lose stability, and feel.
 
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