I have been riding a beefy steel Dellasanta w/ 7 speed for the last 15 years.
It has been great but I'm starting to feel beat up after 50 miles. I turned 45 yesterday and instead of getting plastic surgery new shoes or purse, I have decided to get a new custom bike.
I test road 4 bikes recently and out of the 4, I enjoyed and love the Parlee Z3.
It glided up the hills beautifully and hugged the curves on the downhill.
My dream bike is a Seven and I will test ride one within the next couple of weeks.