I need to replace a crashed bike and took a test ride at the LBS. I was generally happy but can't get past what I found to be a horribly slow steering response. The old ride may have been pushing "twitchy," perhaps too much, but this felt near "dead." No reviews of this bike suggest this problem, calling handling "responsive" and the like.
Angle 1: this is just a bad bike for me. It's never going to handle the way I want, and I should move on. (Or worse, they all feel like this anymore.)
Angle 2: the setup was bad. I was riding the biggest frame on the shop floor, a 58 cm. A 60 or 62 would be correct. Maybe the size was throwing off the handling - weight distribution?