I could not be happier with my Team Machine. It is light. It is stiff. And it disappears beneath me. It's an amazingly quiet bike. Great, intuitive handling. Nothing negative draws attention to itself. Be careful to check out your fit -- I took a 53cm in this bike where I usually fit a 54cm or 55cm, depending on the maker. RealCyclist does a great job pre-assembling the bike, too. I've ridden S-Works Tarmacs for years and liked them - but the Team Machine is noticeably better for me. Great bike!