I doubt it's much to do with the fork - I ride a Parlee Z1 also, and they're an entire frame made of Enve carbon. I like stiff front ends just fine - but there is a point past which you loose cohesiveness to your steering, you start getting skipping when pushing into corners and your confidence level drops dramatically. Stiff front ends are fine, stiff to the point of obscuring rider input is not fine.
It's more likely the geometry doesn't suit me as much as other bikes.
But the point wasn't me finding the ride of the Cannondale harsh, the point was that the other poster found no difference between a frame built for long ride comfort and a bike built for all out speed with comfort not even a tertiary consideration.
That's what I find odd.
I think you may be over-estimating weight as a factor. Compliant is compliant, stiff is stiff. Perhaps to relative levels, but those relative levels will be comparable.
As for my not stressing frames - I'm 6'6", 82 kilograms and put out a very healthy peak watt figure - I stress the buggery out of frames... and wheels.
Another front end I don't like is Baum. There's something very wrong with the geometry of some of the frames that company is putting out. I won't say any more on that topic, but there is something VERY wrong with the items they're putting out on the local market.
You may notice that Baum are not a particularly stiff front end.
After all is said and done, front end feel is not controlled by the front end alone.
Maybe I was not clear?
I think you and I are in perfect agreement.
You notice differences in frames because you are a large and powerful rider. The other poster probably doesn;t notice the differences because he is much lighter.
Geometry is critical, we agree on this. Moots has a steep HT and short rake fork. Combination can be twitchy at speed, and Moots transmits more road vibration up front, which can be due to material and geometry.
I even really like that you don't like Baum. And I like even more that you don't want to get into it.
Front end feel is a combination of geometry, tubing and the fork.
I think we agree on many things, and I appreciate your reviews because you are a big sasquatch.
If you want me to get nitpicky I think you bag on Italian frame makers a bit much, considering a Colnago or Pegoretti would fit you just fine. I also think you have carbon and titanium somehow backwards in your brain (because you seem to think carbon is more durable). Finally, you went from Campy I believe to SRAM, is this so? Clearly you had some personal issues at the time that clouded your judgement. But you don;t have to defend those opinions or decisions, we can just agree that I am correct and you sometimes get things wrong. You get enough bonus points for hating on Baum that you are net positive anyway.