This bike is great. I upgraded from the Roubaix elite 2006 and haven't had any regrets. It's faster, lighter, and more nimble than anything I've ridden. The hard Toupe seat was easy to get used to even on centruy rides. I've done 5 centuries on it and think it's smooth ride is superb! It'll be hard to get rid of it for anything else...even the S-Works Roubaix if that kind of money ever comes my way.