Actually I guess this is open to anyone really. Ive grown fond of the IRO Jamie Roy recently and looking to prehaps order one. As soon as I mentioned this to a couple friends of mine all I heard was "aluminum frame...nah man theyre a harsh ride...", etc... I did some searching on the forums but couldnt find enough good information to hopefully base a deicision on. So my question is, is the ride on an aluminum frame really THAT bad? Im riding a converted 80s KHS thats about 3 sizes too small for me and I have bad knees so I cant imagine a brand new IRO, sized correctly, is going to be in comparision at all. Should I go steel and never look back? All opinions welcome!