Glad to hear you're pickin up what we're putting down. When you get a chance to ride one, make sure you let me know what you think!
Good to hear, I'm going to me in the market for a new bike to upgrade from my Transition, which has taken a bit of a beating over the last 3 years...! The shiv is definatley a top contender, but which one, I'm not sure about yet...! For me it's 95% about the handling..
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