This is a question for the bearded ones ...
What is your SS seat-tube angle - and do you notice the difference?
I have a SS road bike and MTB and find that my legs feel so much better putting power into the Road bike. Comparing the two on my commute, by the time I get home (I live on the top of a big hill..) my thighs feel good in a tired-muscle sorta way on the Roadie bike .. but putting on the power on my MTB I get broken feeling knees! But my legs don't feel as 'used' - it's as though my knees have taken all the strain.
I tend sit down and pump away than stand up and mash the pedals
Was wondering about geometry and the main difference is a steeper Seat Angle on the road bike ... so I wondered about buying an MTB frame with a much steeper st.
Anyone else had a similar experience? Or made the same connection .. I'm curious.