I may be biased, I've owned about every Ridley made including the Noah. I've been lucky enough to ride a lot of more expensive bikes as well. The Noah should seriously be considered with THE very best out there. Have I ridden a better frame? maybe.. slightly, if you want to split hairs. But in the end it's a bike I'd ride or race any day. I'm still not married to disc (and the Noah is available without) but I'm a small guy and bit of a weight weenie. That said, the noah disc doesn't feel heavy. Part of that is how well the bike is designed, it's very stiff and when you stand up and punch the pedals the bike follows. It's an aero bike so there are lighter bikes, like the Helium, but they are a different breed. The Noah is fast, corners fast, stable, confident. I rode it with DA Di2, which is my personal favorite grouppo, and paired with the Noah and deep dish wheels the bike feels excellent. Trying to sum up, I'd rate it a 9 out of 10, because I'm trying to be picky. I haven't ridden many 10 bikes, but they are hard to really tell apart other than they run twice the price.