posted in the Road Cycling forum with no replies. thought i'd try it here...
I picked up my new Specialized Sirrus Sport last night. It's the first time I've ever riden a bike with roadbike tires, so it is a completely new feel to me. I've only ever riden a mountain bike before, even when working as a courier I booted around the city on my fat nubby tires.
I like the hybrid style of this bike, but I've been told by many that now that I'm experiencing a more roadbike feel, I'll soon want a true roadbike.
So I'm wondering...I really like the feel of the bike in terms of speed, manouverability, etc, but it seems very hard. Cracks in the road feel like potholes. Is this a the normal feel for a road bike? Or is the Sirrus and especially hard ride. I suppose it's just a feeling i have to get used to.
I don't imagine it has anything to do with the small roadbike tires/rim does it? Does the style of the frame have much to do with it? Is it because it's an aluminum frame?
Haha, I'm so obviously a roadbike noob.