I picked up my latest acquisition from my LBS today... a 2010 Norco Ceres. After a year of researching here on BF and the Internet I pulled the trigger and ordered what is (for now) my dream bike! Thanks to all those who answered my "Which bike should I buy?" threads. Your input and suggestions were very influential in helping me make my final decision. I just rode it home from the shop and all I can say is, "Wow!" This is an awesome machine; super smooth and surprisingly comfortable right out of the box. Handles like a dream - it makes my Schwinn hybrid feel very antiquated. I can't wait to start putting some serious commuting time in on this bike!
Changes from stock include the Serfas RX saddle (further thanks to all those who answered my "Which saddle should I buy?" threads), Greenfield Stabilizer kickstand, and sealed-bearing pedals with toe straps (I'm not ready to go clipless just yet).
Front 3/4 shot
Rear 3/4 shot
Closeup of belt drive system and Alfine hub
I'm going to wait to install fenders and a rack; for now I'm just going to leave it minimalistic and enjoy it as my fair-weather commuter. It's so comfortable the way it is I think I'm going to forgo my plans to install trekking bars and pick up some Ergon GC3's instead.