I've got the Rapid 1 bike and love it. That said, I got the double, not the triple and I find myself shifting too often on that sprocket. Wish I had the mid front gear so I wouldn't have to fiddle with it on the flats and small hills.
Very nice ride, and it's the fastest bike I liked to ride. I dislike drop bars, so that was a bias of mine.
I felt the Rapid was a best quality bike for the money. I needed to keep the price to less than $1000, and I got this one for $910, plus a couple of extras.