I just got one of these. Did tons of research and in the end decided i would not get a better buy. got it a week ago and almost put on 200 miles. love the ride. One tip (for any purchase really)....look for the cheapest sale price on the internet, print it out and take it to the store. I did that and picked mine up for $1960 originally from $2899 - on sale now for $2299. Plus I joined the Performance team and now have a $200 instore credit (i added a computer and 2 carbon water cages). I complained bitterly about the negative seat post reviews so got a free upgrade on that. I was in the store MANY times test riding the bike, putting it on hold and asking plenty questions. I think the store manager got tired of seeing this gal in his store and wanted to get rid of me!!!! all in all an excellent buy. can't go wrong. Having said that though I think I will use my store credit to upgrade the wheels. I am a serious recreational rider but am curious if there are any serious riders out there who have a Scattante and what they think of it. I do mostly very long rides with even longer mountain climbs. Once summer is in full swing the bike will be truely tested.