A work colleague has been offered one of these at a "special price" i.e £ 1,087 including a proper fitting: http://bhbikesuk.com/displayItem.asp?productID=119&producttype= By the looks of it, it is a 2007 model. It looks to have a good standard of equipment on it and appears good value. He is a newcomer to Road biking but not to cycling in general - he already has a nice mountainbike. My question is, are there any owners out there who could give an opinion on the bike? Also, would it be suitable as a first road bike or are there other alternatives at the same price point? I have my own opinions, but would rather not bias the replies. Thanks for your help. Gary.