-- email@example.com wrote:
> Uh, a frame's vertical compliance doesn't matter in your opinion?
> Ever ride of of them early Cannondale things? They will pound you
> into a pulp, IMO, over long distances. Way too stiff vertically.
i did ride one of those beer cans, and it was punishing. what i don't know is whether that was a function of the vertical stiffidity :) or lack or vibration dampening properties. i think i remember feeling every ripple in the asphalt, no matter how miniscule - every road felt like washboard to some degree. it could have been a combination of both things of course.