thanks for the replies
@davidalone when you say "the cipollini geometries are very aggressive" are you implying geometries from all Cipollini models or just the RB1000 ?
@kgt - you are the reason why I started looking at the BOND a bit more seriously. I have been waiting for your review as well and how long do we all need to wait ?
One of the main reasons why I like the Cipollini frames is that the carbon walls feels thick in contrast to say R5, S-Works Tarmac and SuperSix High Mod which feel rather thin and you can see the tubes flex little when you squeeze it. These lighter frames just worries me too much that the frame might snap alot more easily. Do you still feel the BOND is stiff and responsive ?
I did take a BOND for a test ride last weekend but it was on a different drive train and wheels and only rode 1km on it but it felt nice. There was definitely more road buzz coming through in contrast to my current bike. The "responsiveness" factor I couldn't quite test out.
As I mentioned earlier I am extremely small and weigh around 62kg so I don't think I need to worry about if a frame is 1050 grams or 800 grams.
I do want a racing frame but not as aggressive as the RB1000. The RB1000 would destroy my back. Do you feel that the geometry of your BOND is "racing" standard ? How does it compare to your C59 ? Ideally I want a frame I can race hard on during criteriums and go for long distance rides comfortably. Perhaps once the road season starts next year in April, I can do some road racing on it as well.