After much research and finding a company that would ship a cross bike to FPO (in the Middle East) I went with Competitive Cyclist and bought the above mentioned. I was really digging the styling and looks of the "Civilian" line, but was the bikes are full chromo and heavy. I did find a company called Cycles biKyle in Philly that will ship and FPO so I was close to buying a Fely. But the customer service I got from CC was very helpful and in the end I felt comfortable purchasing from them. So does anyone have a Ridley? Maybe a 13 X-ride? Comments and concerns? Looking forward to getting it here we have a cross series coming up in October here.