I had a sit on hubby's road bike to see what difference there was between that and my hybrid. I realise that it was a flawed test since I am quite petite (5' 4") and he is a good 5 inches taller and as a consequence his frame-size is bigger. I wasn't expecting to feel completely comfortable but as I cycled about 20 feet but felt totally out of control. The handlebars felt too low and I was unbalanced. I had to glide to a halt because I thought if I used the brakes I would topple over. My question is this, can I get any idea of how a road bike feels by testing another person's bike or is it so far removed from what would suit me as to be a nonsense test? Mr BP said that it will feel different to my bike because of the skinny tyres and drops, but I wasn't expecting it to be so awful!