after riding carbon framed exotica the last few rides it was nice to get back on the X, like putting on a favourite pair of slippers. But if nothing else comes of riding those posh bikes I will take one thing from it and that is that I need to drop my handlebars lower which I duly did before riding today and it felt great straight away. I followed the same route I'd taken the two other bikes on just to compare, the conclusion? If i could lighten this bike by about 10lb it would be ideal. So I think I'll look into doing that.