I was looking for a road bike that was both aerodynamic, stiff, and responsive. Usually to get all the above means you have to sacrifice comfort. Not the case with the aernario! The first time I took my new bike for a ride, I immediately noticed how responsive it was when climbing. It felt like someone gave me a push of momentum from behind and I loved the feel of the stiffness that the bottom bracket offered. Not only does this bike make climbing fun, but descending is even more enjoyable. I feel solid on fast descents and love how the bike handles on turns. When descending on my previous road bike, I could feel when speeds approached 45+ mph. On the Storck, I run out of gears before I look down at my speed because of its solid feel and aero handling. I love how the Aernario handles and makes me feel more confident on the bike.....not to mention FAST! Well worth the investment.