I love this bike so much, I think we made some really great design decisions, so great that this is how I am going to build my cross bike next season, and how I plan on doing next Fall's batch of stock builds (whaaaaaat did he just say?).
The frame is built with mostly OX platinum, a curved and ovalized top tube for increased lateral stiffness, vertical compliance and shoulderability. The half-inch seat stays are perfect for a rider of this weight and the type of use the frame will see. A 142x12 rear end means efficient power transfer and an Ultegra 6800 build is reliable, light, and just a really great way to go. I'm not sure if I even need to mention the fact that it has disc brakes... All bikes should have those if they're going to have brakes. Anyhow, a killer frame that weights in right a 4lbs - not bad for steel.