I bought the Scully 5000 as a second bike to leave at my son's house to ride when I visit him. It is perfect for this purpose! It is a good enough to bike to have a number 1 pride and joy but it is superb to have as a second bike! My regular ride has Dura-ace running gear so although the Scully has Ultegra, I do notice the superiority of the premium Shimano gear. Ultegra gear changes are outstanding but Dura-ace is just stunning! I also noticed the that the Ultegra brakes are just a little harder to engage for the same effect. The 11-28 cassette and 50-34 compact crank set are perfect for diverse riding as I do. The combination handles hills very well but also has great legs for a sprint or indeed, an endurance ride. The price was excellent! The Scully 5000 is great value for money and I recommend it thoroughly!