I'm not a fan of shocks on a bike. Here is an old simple trick I learned years ago while driving pedal taxi. This tire shown below is what I consider a balloon tire. Its a Kenda "KWEST" 26x1.95. I found running a larger tire at a LOWER tire pressure gives a smoother ride to my wrists and palms of my hands. My rear tire pressure is 80psi and I run my front tire at 50psi.
Picture me rolling!