Feeling any difference in materials after going through a suspension fork and a big soft tyre has got to be in the princess and the pea territory hasn’t it?
I think so, but my hands don’t. Couldn’t say why but grips and gloves can make a big difference to comfort and they’re neighbours. I suppose, it’s not all about forces coming up from teh ground, you’re interacting dlrectly with the bars?
It’s not a carbon/not carbon thing though, even my enves feel less nice than my RSPs for whatever reason. Curve, or thickness, or different layups, or different strength, or whatever.