I got this in early CX season 2012, as soon as I saw Competitive Cyclist launch it. I have absolutely LOVED everything about it. It gets looks, questions, oohs and awes everywhere I go. It serves as an absolutely perfect rough road/poor weather/gravel race bike, and still works like a dream on the CX course. If you don't care/want to deal with discs, rotors, bleeding and the like with a disc bike, its perfect. With a mix of add on after-market components, my current set up is close to sub-16 pounds, and thats with the standard Reynolds Shadow wheel set, as opposed to carbon race tubulars. It looks as sexy-euro as anything, and handles with flawless smooth efficiency through sand, mud, gravel, sand, and single track. My first race with it, I was on the podium. Probably not 100% the bike, but it certainly didn't hurt. It would be sad to see this bike go away because of discs, but it may happen... just an absolutely fast, light, agile and euro-hot CX race machine. CC's service was of course, absolutely out of this world good. They prove that you really can have a local shop feel from an online retailer. That alone makes it worth thousands more.