Why all the fascination with Rolo here? I don't know much about them can someone explain why you think they're so special? From the links provided and a brief google it seems they have the same marketing hype as all the rest of the manufacturers and say all the same things, so whats so extra-special? I don't think the frames look particularly nice at all, that head tube/top tube junction is downright hideous. What makes them so special??
You realise they have cold hard data to back up their claims, unlike many other manufacturers?
OH GOD, seriously?? Like every bike manufacturer doesn't have "cold hard data" of their own too???? Are you serious?? Their "extra-special proprietary space-age, futuristic layups and carbon" aren't as "extra-special and space-age" as everyone else's?? I see the marketing budget has worked wonders....
The only info I took from Rolo was a somewhat verbose decryption of basic carbon-fiber monocoque building concepts with little to no distinguishing information (and 2 spelling errors) and a graph with claims that their carbon is better than everyone else's which is anyone's opinion and debatable to say the least. Sounds like anything and everything everyone else says.
Im not saying they're worse or lying I'm just asking what distinguishes them as best of 2013? 100 grams less weight? Better copy-writers in the marketing dept? Thats about all I can see...