Great bike. Live between two locations, so bought to prevent transporting bikes backwards and forwards. Other bike has a 105 groupset and retails for over 1300 pounds in UK. Very happy with Tiagra groupset, frame and forks. Ridden in North West and in the French Alps on a two week holiday. Eats up the miles on relatively flat UK roads and actually performed pretty well in the Alps - in and around Bozel, up to Courchevel, Pralognan etc. If you are starting out, look no further. If you want a commuter or winter trainer, look no further (very helpful fella in upmarket Manchester Deansgate bike shop was impressed with frame and forks and says you can fit mud guards.) If we are allowed to be picky at this price, wheels feel a bit heavy, but wheels being a weakness is hardly news for any complete bike package. Oh, and my bike came with a black Elita crankset. Looks better, but is cheaper than the Tiagra...does not bother me. If you are matching pedals, call and check. Service excellent. Issue with delivery dealt with extremely well - do not be concerned with online purchase. AND CALL TO CHECK SIZE! They are huge. I am 6'2" and a 56cm is a good fit and maybe slightly too long.
Bought this as my first road bike, brilliant value for money with a good group set. Plenty of gears to choose from which helps on the hills, works well for me!