Ride quality is wicked fast. When power is applied, the frame feels very well locked together. The bottom bracket is certainly the stiffest I have ever riden so far. It isn't a feather weight but it does climb well. I hope to have the final weight sometime when I can get a scale, but it isn't unreasonably heavy. I race ITU triathlon (draft legal Olympic distance) which have relatively flat courses thus I'm not too worried about saving every gram. The draw back that a lot of people have said is that it is harsh and it is true. With the stiffness comes every little bump of the road. With that said though, I don't think it feels uncomfortable and I have yet to feel any negative effects on my rides from it.
Brakes do suck... but even changing brake pads the standard way (taking everything off) only took about 10-15 min. I have a few ideas bouncing around in my head on how to make the process easier. We'll see if it works.
The ladies are pretty nice.
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