Thanks for the props! The ride is as sexy as the machine. Torsionally strong and the smoothest carbon I have ever ridden. Also, if I could become a spokesperson for the Deda company in terms of the Alanera bar (or the tubing on this bike), I would. Both are incredible. You can ride it all day and never fatigue yourself on it (from bumps I mean;O). Unlike OCLV, you don't lose energy on this frame either, the shape of the tubes make it highly efficient. All in all-- the first 10 of my riding career.