Looking for a new bike from now. I need a smaller frame, 5ft 8", and ideally, I want a local service facility as I'm getting old and shaky. Whoosh still in the frame if I can find a mechanic to service the bike, Shoreham near Brighton.
I had unwanted trouble with the Toba as the new wheel had to come from Germany and it took a month. Then it wasn't fixed properly, another week and stranded miles from nowhere. China design is a plus sign though.
My current Toba is working OK for short trips, but I have never trusted it for long trips after a computer power failure miles from home. With winter approaching, I may wait a bit.
PS: 50% off road use, good quality paths, but loose gravel. Roads are even worse though.
On the shortlist. A bit worried about 700 wheels as the roads/paths found not be really good enough for my Toba. No road surface accidents, but one 20 mph blow out and another tricky situation where I got off and walked downhill. Cyclomatic with 26" wheels felt much safer and was a better ride...