Can any one give me information on this frame, 2004 in particular. Also, I have a bit of a discrepancy. The Bianchi website shows the SL3 with carbon seat stays but I found one being sold on ebay claiming to be a 2004 but does not have carbon stays, which would make me think 2003. Did they make both options in 2004? However, the chorus component group is what came on the 2004 which this bike has. Here is the address: http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...51#description Also I have read in reviews that the EV3 aluminum frames don't last very long (race day only) and they crack in the first season. Is this true of the SL3 has anyone read reviews or had any experience with this frame? Your input would be appreciated. I am just shy of 6'4" and 185 pounds. So i think I am not TOO heavy for a guy my height although I know I should avoid light duty aluminum frames I at least think this bike is worth my time for the component group, even if I only get 2 seasons from the frame. Thanks, your advice would be appeciated. Oh and up till now I have been riding lugged steel vintage bikes, but i have a student loan burning a hole in my pocket and a desire for performance.