I finally finished my IndyFab bike today, and took her out for a quick shakedown ride around the 'Ponderosa'. Of course I was limited, as I was helmetless (on the way), and not clipped in, but could still get a good feel of things to come. First thoughts: The bike felt very balanced (almost as if it was made for me ). In fact, even with a four pound fork up front, getting the front wheel up was effortless. As for the fork, yeah, it's a Rock Slop, but was still smooth, but needs a stiffer spring (on the way). The disc brakes were great. Had a totally different feel from what I was used to, but noticed right away the improved modulation over rim brakes. Since the pads are not even close to being broken in, I could not come close to realizing their stopping potential. Bottom line: As soon as I threw a leg over, and started pedaling, it just felt right. Better than the Yeti ARC I fell in love with a few years back. There's nothing like the feel of a custom steel bike. I'm happy.