I think they've missed a trick not having the branding cross the battery and downtube which I feel gives a more integrated look. However, I quite like the sweep from the top tube and the other subtle design elements - something a little different, although I appreciate not to everyone's tastes.I can't work out if I like it or not. It's a bit of a Marmite bike.
I like the headstock area, and seat stays, but don't like the extra brace on the top tube/seat tube, or the sweep at the bottom bracket area. I don't think that the pin stripe helps in that respect, as it pulls the eye towards it. The cable/hose routing looks nice and neat and tidy though.
The jury is out on that one.
I think it's most sensible to ignore the top-of-the-range models. Same with the Cube Elite Hybrid SLT carbon hardtail which costs £5k.i dont like the price carbon frames not that expensive now