I'm so embarassed-Iv'e fallen prey to superficiality assembling this bike. Yes, it's really light, 15 lb.s , 15 oz. Yes, it's all the new stuff for the most part. And yes, I did pick out much of the components based on a color scheme. I'm still waiting for the white Easton stem. I had the shoes first ( Mavic ) and had to wait six months until the bike was built before I wore them. Today I'll debut the whole mess on the lunch ride. If I get dropped, I'll at least look fast all by myself on this white rolling fashion statement.