Instead of posting here, I’ve been riding my bikes. Check ’em out. The mountain bike is a Soulcraft Option 3 steel hardtail frame built up with XTR components all around and a Marzocchi Marathon fork up front. The road bike is a Lightspeed Siena titanium frame built up with Dura Ace components all around, a Reynolds carbon fork, and lots of other nifty carbon and titanium bits. The entire bike, including bottle cages, weighs 16 pounds.

And here’s the frame I’m building on next year, the Intense Spider XVP. The frame won’t be able until next spring, so I have time to save my pennies. (Photo from Intense Cycles.)