Is the Aether a drop handlebarred, black or white framed jobbie? I think I saw one in Evans the other day. Have you got any photos of it knocking about?threshold said:My Aether is both the first new and road bike I've ever had, so, coming off a much modified MTB hack, it would be bound to feel like a Ferrari compared to a Lada.
However, it does handle brilliantly, accelerates like a cat thats just sat in battery acid, seems quite robust to the vagaries of roads that appear to be clones of a wartime Iraqui airfield, and despite being a compact, manages to get me up some difficult climbs ( 18% in very short stretches) much against my aged legs' complaints.
All in all, the best fitness/fun/transport purchase I've ever made!