It is a superb frame. Has a very stiff rear. Climbs like nothing. Tried the Taos a few years back. Almost the same feel. Just stiffer a bit. Probably because of the different kind of Alu they are using now. With my current setup, it weighs only 8.3kg. Cheers...:thumbsup:Sideknob said:Nice. How's the Cortez go? I have the Taos which is from the old Tomac company, and have been thrashing it for 18 months or so now.