I read quite a bit in all the threads I could find. However, I didn't find much mentioned about how the shifting was. I read quite a bit about the Lemond Etape having some "grindy" shifting.
I really like the Tourmalet '08 - It's a little more pricey than I had initially planned, but it's a crisp looking bike. I'd like to not upgrade for awhile since I am a college student.
Any owners of the Tourmalet? My girlfriend is torn between an Etape '08 and a Tourmalet '08
P.S - Hopefully you guys will tolerate my posts. I really do use the search function and read reviews.