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This is the first time I've every bought a complete bike, and it will be my last (at least from Competitive Cyclist). I usually buy frames and build them up. The price was good for this ultegra fitted X-Night, so I broke tradition. Huge mistake.
The attached picture shows the handlebar tape job. Wow. How exactly could that leave the hands of a competent mechanic. It gets worse. Much Worse. Rear disc brake set up so that if brake is applied, cable would saw through the carbon seat stay. Parts falling off, cables run the wrong way, no adjustment of the derailleur (front or rear). Had to fully disassemble and rebuild myself. It would have been easier if the components were dumped in a trash bag and mailed to me.
On the positive side, the frame looks nice and it came in a big sturdy box. I'll give the frame a 4 and the rest of the experience a zero, hence the 2 rating.
Modern fit, well made, very unique.. What more can you ask for in a t-shirt?
Overall, a nice set of wheels. Much more comfortable than others in the class (eurus,fulcrum,ksyrium). Absolutely sold on the wide rim trend, it just makes sense. Light, stiff, nice hubs. Great for fast training and fast group rides, I still use deep carbon wheels for racing, but in reality these ardennes hoops don't really give up much to deep carbon wheels as far as aero benefits and certainly not weight. Plus the ease of alloy clinchers!
Just received the jacket, and I have to say it is disappointing. While the materials and build look to be fine, the fit of this jacket is all wrong. I am 5' 11'', 40.5 inch chest, 32 inch waist, with long arms (size 35 length in a dress shirt). The chart puts me squarely in the middle of a size large. The sleeves were probably 3 inches too long (and I have long arms), the length in the front was at least 4 inches too long, and if "impeccable fit" means you can comfortably stuff a 16 pound turkey in the midsection of the jacket, then I guess its impeccable.