This bike has been great on the Turbo Trainer this winter. It has since been used on Sunday rides, the Saturday training route and, this weekend, the ride to Somerset and back. This journey threw just about anything at the bike and it came out with top marks. Ride comfort, response, hill-climbing ability, slick gear changes since tune-up.
As previously posted, the standard wheels weren't much cop so I dropped in some Mavics. I have since changed a few things but only for aesthetics. For example, I dumped the black seatpost and stem/bars for white Ritchey WCS. All were picked up for bargain prices on e-bay shops so the bike is still a cheap machine. All in all, I am very pleased with this purchase.