Bought a Trek Soho S. Unfortunatley my commute is along a gravel bike path and I was shocked by the hard vibrating ride. The tires are 700x25c slicks and I guess I got too used to the plush rides of suspension mountain bikes. After a few minutes my wrists are already hurting from the vibrations.
So I want to make the ride more plush.
First the tires. Reading the forums it looks like I can change to 700x32c tires. I really strongly needs some recommendations about which tires would provide the most plush ride? I assume some knobby tires would have more rubber between the wheel and the road and would make things more soft. I also assume a tire that uses a lower psi will help. Need some comments and confirmations on this.
Front Suspension. I considered it but I think the cost would be excessive and it would change the geometry of the bike so don't think this will be practical. But any related ideas?
Grips. Perhaps this might help a bit too. Any suggestions on the best grips to lesson the hard and sharp vibrations of the road?
Thanks a lot in advance.