So I did some research on my sputnik. it turns out I have an 07 Sputnik with an Vero(FSA) Crankset and Formula hubs laced to DA18. This weekend I rode someones Langster Vegas with Mavic Open Pros laced to all Cities, an Omnium cranks, S-Works Stem, Carbon Fiber Seat post/Handlebars and it was ridiculous. Geared at 18/48 vs my 17/48 it felt like a completely different bike, pedalling was stupidly smooth, it felt responsive and clean. Much Cleaner then my ride.
What I want to know, is I am feeling newer components? (mine are 3, nearly 4 years old.) Better components? (Old cranks and ****ty rims?) Or is it geometry? (Langster is more aggressive?)
I'm just curious because i've never felt a difference like that on a bike.