I did notice the ultralight too, how does it ride? is it comfortable? What effect does the bigger seat post dia have?
I'm coming from a Carrera and looking to change the frame, ideally I want more comfort for longer rides (hence the SL with carbon stays appealed) I'll just be transplanting parts to start with (bit of a triggers broom exercise).
I hadn't really made up mind about frame material or even if I was too concerned about weight, but b dget will be a constraint and it will only be getting a mixture of Tiagra and 105 bits and no fancy finishing kit either, at least not to start with.
The old carrera has actually lasted me about six years, bought Just as a commuter but I'm enjoying road riding more now and noticing its shortcomings more and more, so I want a VFM basis for a road bike for the next few years of riding.
I'll probably want it to go for at least the next five years or so, Carbon isn't out (especially at ribble's sort of prices) but I'm not sure I'd benefit all that much from it And the ~£200 difference could end up going towards other parts...
Hmmm food for though, cheers all.