I love the s**t out of this bike. I'm a steel girl, but I love this aluminum frame. It handles well, it's light, it's comfortable, motorists love it, and I get my picture taken quite often with it.
I live in Austin and have taken this on the city's trails with the Maxxis tires just trying to flat them (I'm hard on my bikes), but in 6 months of rough city riding, I haven't even gotten a flat. This bike is worth it. Every penny.