I have just got back a tour from Shetland to Hull & back on my new Ridgeback Panorama fully loaded. I was not a 100% confident this bike would be up to the job in hand. I must say Ridgeback are onto a winner with this bike. It has a great build and has a great selection of components. I am 6' 2" and 15 stone and whith a 25 kg payload I had no mechanical problems or broken spokes. I was going to go for a galaxy. I called at a cycle shop in Dingwall on the way who happend to be a Dawes dealer and he was well impressed with the value and build of my bike. I cant wait for my next outing.