I have found myself increasingly unwilling to write this bike review. Even as I type this, I'm thinking about how I really need to be cleaning the drive train on my commuter... and its 9:30 already. Plus I can't shake the feeling that whatever I wrote for part one was total crap. I got all excited about doing a demo, and going out and ridding a totally awesome and completely unjustifiable bike. It's like some rich guy just handed me the keys to his Ferrari, and says, "see if you can shift into 6th, without pushing the clutch". Under no circumstances would I ever own a Ferrari, much less drive one regularly. But if you gave me the keys to one for the weekend, you better make sure you get your tires inspected afterwards.
That's pretty much how I feel about this bike. And is it good for getting coffee? I cannot think of a more satisfying and sincere way to travel the type of upscale establishments which purvey fine goods, such as grossly over sized Lattes and ooe-gooey strudels. All of course while hanging out in a trendy upscale neighborhood, so you can fully indulge your gloated sense of self importance.
Bottom line: People will be jealous of you when you are ridding this bike, unless you are going up hill and they are passing you. Plus it's really, really fast... unless of course your going up hill. Oh yeah, and one more small thing... because of the carbon wheels, the breaking sucks. If this sounds like your kind of bike, you likely already own one.
As much as I wanted this review to be over. I also demoed 11sp, which I have written virtual nothing about.. 2 whole lines? Since that's probably the only thing your really wanted to hear about I've saved that for last. Coming in Part 3... after I take a few days off from bike reviewing.