It's a sporty bike. I like sporty bikes. If I were going to buy a bike right now, though, I'd buy:
1) Surly Krampus
2) Touring bike
3) Not a sporty bike
But that's okay. I like to go out and just ride and this is a good kind of bike to go on the road and put the miles behind you. It's a fun ride. I felt so fast!
It didn't hurt that I have a surplus of red blood cells coming from 5,400' to about 400'.
I knocked out 62 miles the first time I really rode the bike and had a great ride.