Went to my LBS to look at this, looked very nice in the flesh, seemed very good quality, steel frame which is not maybe modern by todays standards but everything else looked the biz. Bottom bracket had the outboard bearing arrangment, wheels had sealed cartridge bearings, large flange. quite liked the grey and black especially the nice clear coat all over it, very shiney Only thing not so sure if it will take guards, seemed to have room for them, with mounts on back but none at front. All in all looks a good quality bike for the money. This bike apparently used to retail at £900 when first released a year or so ago ? Anyone care to comment ?