I just got some info re: the new 2005 Axis. It is pretty much the same bike as the 2004 with some minor differences. No changes in the drivetrain or major components. The pedals are now VP instead of WTB. The tires will be IRC knobbies instead of the Kenda Kwicks. The paint looses the blue near the headtube and checkboard pattern farther back, although the Bianchi Green is of course still present on the back 2/3rds of seat and downtubes, and on the chain/seatstays. The paint scheme is the front 1/3 of the frame is matte black with striped pattern similar to the 2004 Cross Concept. Of course the checkerboard pattern is cooler, but I'm sure costs an extra couple of dollars per frame... Also the sizes now go 55 -> 57 -> 59 -> 61cm instead of 55 -> 58 -> 61cm.