Out of the box this is a great bike. . I twiddled with the fit on some short ride in the neighborhood, just getting to know it. I was excited for the first real ride.
The first ride was yesterday and it was 35 degrees out with snow and mud on the gravel roads, and pretty clear paved roads. I loved the ride. The bike felt solid, even in the slushy piles of junk on the gravel roads.
Cleaning it up this afternoon I was disappointed to see that one cable had worn through the finish all the way to the steel on the head tube. The head tube badge was also scratched through as well.
The fit is great, I got a 61 and I am 6foot 5. I am dumping the stock wheels for something with a bit more bling.
For the price a lot of bike. I wish the finish was better. I also own the Civilian Luddite.