I ride an eBike in New York City. About 80% of the roads I ride are relatively smooth and 20% pretty bumpy. On my non suspension bike the 80% is great but the 20% is a bit painful.
I understand the cons of suspension (expensive, brittle, slows you down, heavy) but having some way to smooth out those bumpy roads would be very nice (on a new bike).
Are there certain types of suspension options that would minimize the cons while allowing you a break on the bumpy surfaces?
The biggest con I would like to avoid is the slow down of speed on smooth surfaces!