Front end bounce
So I recently got new wheels from Honda with the new spokes, so used the chance to do my Tubeless conversion with 3M tape and sealant and put on some Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR's. Super happy with the tires, have already tested a bit offroad and they work amazingly on the road. Give loads of confidence.
I feel sometimes like the front end is bouncing/vibrating too much. This is especially apparent between around 25-45mph. Below or above this, it seems to disappear. If I take my hands off the bars between 25-45, the bars shake and wiggle quite a bit. Feels like going over a very consistently rough road. What could this be?
I don't think it's the tires because they aren't that aggressive. I had the wheels changed and balanced at Honda so that should be ok.
Could Honda have given me wheels where the spokes aren't adjusted properly? Is a bouncing feeling a symptom of having spokes that are too tight maybe? When I ping them, they sound more on the dull side than high pitched, which is what got me wondering. But then if it was a bounce from the spokes not being right, this probably wouldn't go away at higher speeds, it would get worse.
Happy to be told it's just the tires. It's my first bike with non street tires. Thanks
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