I have an Eclipse Flux 105, which I ride five hours a week on the road and on the trainer. It's got an aluminum frame with 105 derailleurs and Tiagra shifters (the invoice lists this as a "105 kit"). I picked an Eclipse because it's custom built (they measure your height, inseam, shoulders and arms and use component sizes to best match you) *and* it's cheaper than the competition - 999$ for the 105 like mine.
I bought mine in April 2009, we're now in November 2009 and I had to return to the shop FIVE times because it keeps breaking. Three times they had to rebuild my wheels (crappy nipples and spokes) and twice they had to replace or fix my left shifter (I suspect they fixed it the first time and replaced it the second). On every account they fixed everything free of charges, both labour and parts, but it really doesn't matter, I don't trust my bike to go on long rides anymore. When it works it rides like a charm, but I am very disappointed in my purchase and will not go back to them for my next upgrade (thinking Trek or Cervelo, but hopefully this can wait a couple years).
Service is somewhat annoying. Every time is the same: the bike goes in the basement to their mechanic while you wait upstairs. You then pick it up within a day or two without knowing what was done or if there's anything you can do to prevent it from breaking again.
Prices are excellent, bikes look promising and they're really fast in repairing. With the one year warranty (4-5 years for the frame, 2 years for Shimano parts, 1 year for the rest) coming to an end in a few months, I really hope this was my last repair in many years. The bottom line for me however is I don't trust what I'm riding on, which is a real bummer.
Last edited by nado; 12-01-09 at 07:11 AM.
Reason: Trying to be more objective