So after a long time off my road bike, I took it for a spin today and WOW, it feels much more comfortable than my hybrid over bumps. I don't understand why! Sure I can still feel the bumps etc but it feels more dampened than the hybrid. The differences are:
- road bike has 23mm armadillos at 120psi and the hybrid has 35mm tyres at 75psi
- hybrid has a brooks and the road bike has a selle royal viper (I had this on the hybrid though too)
- hybrid is heavier with mudguards and a rack
- road bike has a carbon fork
Both have drop bars and carbon seat posts.
Am really curious at what does this dampening - surely it can't all be the fork?