Ok. Picked it up and specs of the bike as below.
Weight as in pic 15lbs 1/2 oz
Pedals and Bottle cage weigh 410 grammes so This is light
Crankset- Truvativ Elita Compact with 36/50 rings
Wheels Shimano WHR 600
Tyres Vredesten Fortezza 23's
Easton EA 30 Bars and stem
C.F.Seat post with micro adjust
Fizic Aliante Sport saddle
Ultegra Cassette and front Mech
105 Brifters and Rear mech.
Brakes are cheap No name but are proven by the shop owner and work.
Took a ride from the shop for 10 miles and a coffee and Pie (Lemon Meringue) Bearings are still tight but the C.F.Forks and seat post take a lot of buzz out of the stiff wheels and the 140PSI tyres. The mechanic at the shop has never set a bike up for me before and he only made two mistakes- Nose of the saddle was high and the Stem was flipped to low. He just took one look at me- and set everything else up perfectly. The Shimano A520 pedals I reserve my doubts at present as they are one sided and No adjustment for Pressure.
This thing is light and response on the pedals is instant. Steering is in no way sluggish and I thought the Giant was pretty direct.Tyre grip is as if on rails so no sneezing on this bike.
As I say- the bearings are still tight and lots of grease to work out so ride will get better. Got home- got it on the scales and checked the scales are right- Flipped the stem and adjusted the Tilt on the saddle. Compared to giant and only difference in the riding position is that the bars are 2" lower. Don't think that will be a problem as with the stem in the lower position it felt comfortable.
Price- A Lot- even by UK standards at £2,500 but that cannot be converted to US prices directly as Bikes over here are Expensive. It may be expensive but I think I have a lot of Bike for the money