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I expected the Obermayers to be stiffer than the Ventoux 240 (indeed they are) and less forgiving— yet the Obermayers are more comfortable to ride.
Perhaps a combination of the rim/spoke build and the ceramic rear bearings could be involved.
He did say "perhaps", but the ceramic rear bearings being responsible for greater comfort - puhleaaaase? So I guess ceramic bearings are laterally stiff while being vertically compliant. or something?
Does the GIPFELSTURM use the same hub which Ventoux 190 used, combined with a DT Swiss 190 rear hub (which was used in Ventoux 190)? If I recall correctly, the Ventoux 190 not only used a different rear hub than Ventoux 240 (DT Swiss 190 vs. DT Swiss 240), but a different model of CarbonSports' own front hub as well - is that correct? And is there no GIPFELSTURM (or whatever name) which has a DT Swiss 240 rear hub?
Edit: I meant to write "Does the GIPFELSTURM use the same hub which Ventoux 240 used ...". Per dcaspira, the answer is yes.