Strengths: Excellent ride that cushions the blow of rough roads.
No cheap components begging to be upgraded.
Weaknesses: Compact frame makes carrying two water bottles and a frame pump challenging, but I was eventually able to get a combination that works.
It's a luxury item with a luxury price.
The OCR C1 was love at first sight for me, because it was made for my type of riding. A triple is nice to have in our hilly terrain if you aren't at a competition level of fitness. It even came stock with my favorite tires--Michelin Pro Race 2, and the bike just didn't need any upgrades from stock.
If you ever ride on chip seal or patched roads, you really need a forgiving frame, and that is where the OCR C1 shines. The frame really does act like it has a little bit of suspension.
I like all the components. The Ksyrium Elite wheels are excellent, and the Ultegra components are good enough for anyone who isn't a top athlete with <2% body fat. My small frame ready to ride weighs right at 18 lbs (8.2 kg)