This bike is fantastic! I went from a sub-$1000 aluminum framed bike to this and I love it. Its smooth and as someone else said its an awesome bang-for-your-buck! Paint job is pretty awesome as well! I mainly do long-distance riding and it is great! The only thing I switched out is the saddle, I'm definitely not a fan of that. Definitely a great first carbon bike! I tested some others and did specs on the price point I was looking at and this was definitely the way to go!