Just finished my first short ride on my new Randonee beyond the test ride I did at REI. Granted it was only 7 miles, but this thing rode better than I could have imagined it would. I haven't ridden on the road in over 20 years, so I was a little nervous, but this bike handled wonderfully. Responsive, stable, comfortable... The saddle was even perfect. I was expecting to have to put a Brooks on it and I still may once I get more mileage under my belt, but for now I'm extremely pleased with everything just the way it is.