For the most part companies push aero, weight, and rigidity when marketing bikes, but I never hear anyone talking about handling characteristics.
I come from more of a motorcycle back ground and having a machine that inspires confidence in the turns is so much more pleasurable than one that just goes fast.
So I’m curious why this isn’t a selling point. Are all the bikes pretty much the same and it simply comes down to rider skill? Does good handling come at the expense of speed? What characteristics make a great handling bike? And finally which bike would you say is the most compliant in the turns or fosters the greatest confidence?