Just picked up the Boreas and taken it for a spin from the shop. Don't have a great deal of time to sort it today so just in case anything had to be changed- I did a 10mile ride for a Coffee and pie from the shop.
Pics will follow so you'll have to wait a bit. Impressions of the bike-Incredibly light- The wheels are very stiff and with 140psi in the tyres- they could have sent a lot of feel through to the Butt and Shoulders. I did not feel any road shock due to the C.F. Forks and seat stem. Took it up a respectable hill and that compact is going to take some getting used to. 34/27 is not as low as 30/26. Down the same hill- This thing rolls. I did the same as the giant- just rolling between the corners on the Zig-Zags but wheras on the giant I do not have to brake- I did on this one, but I found out how sticky the tyres are on the first corner.
Now as to that ballast- If I am going to get a work out on this- I am going to have to be going uphill all the time. It takes no effort to pedal it on the flat whatsoever so 20lbs of ballast on the bike should slow me down a bit.
Oh and the pie was lemon meringue.