Owning a Cannondale is not for everyone. You have to perform quite a few upgrades to make them run reliably. If you can conquer the initial engineering errors inherent to these bikes, you'll always be the talk of the local riding spot, as you'll ride a machine that few have seen before. I can't stress how many complements the bike gets, people are constantly eyeballing it. If that's not enough, it is a truly amazing machine to look at. I never get tired of staring at the design characteristics of the Cannondale.