Thanks for the replies. And yes the saddle is perfect like that & I know my fit and measurement extremely well. All my bikes are setup similar to this and I do have shorter thighs and prefer to be foward. I could flip the seat post around, but it does look weird. I really need 0 offset, but I have never bothered before.
Ride report back from this mornings ride........OMG. I bought this frame purely on the basis of looks, marketing hype, the fact a mate runs a specialized shop
and quite a few of my buddies ride specialized. Now some may say kiting out a bike like mine without sitting on let alone riding one is mad, but I'm an avid researcher and know what I like the look of and what suits me.
I'm very pleased to say that on two fronts that it's not all marketing. A) the frame and B) the wheels. I know it's early day and NBS (new bike syndrome) hasn't worn off yet, but this is an exceptional machine in all aspects. The fit is perfect and it's super comfy and bloody quick. On my normal Saturday bunch ride, which I might add is one of the quicker groups around although small which makes it tougher, I felt extremely in control and quite a few commented on my extra pace it wasn't real windy, but there was a stiff breeze and it felt better than both my other bikes with low wheels.
One happy bike builder / owner