This is, by far, the coolest looking bike i ever owned!!! They are made by a French company called YCone. The frames/forks are made of full carbon WITH replaceable aluminum deraileur hanger. If i were to buy a bike, this tiny detail would make or break the deal for me!
(frame weight: 1100g - size M)
Another plus is that there is enough clearance in the fork and chainstays that i can run my oversized cyclotourist tires. The extra room also makes for easy cleaning when you're too lazy to remove the wheels.
Speaking of wheels...our trick new carbon racing wheels arrive today. What you are looking at on the bike are our training wheels which are extremely durable (not that i've extensively tested them today on cobbled road and rocky dirt paths). They are also heavy enough to get in good training rides yet light enough to race on - I've already used them for both!
Our team wheels are called Carbon Diva (see photo). They are Deep Dish (50mm) carbon wheels with aluminum breaking surface so they are reliable in inclement weather.
My favorite detail is definitely the blood type noted on the inside chainstays. Some people may think of it as morbid, but it brings a bit of reality to the glamorous sport of bike racing. Racers crash. It's the chance you take when you step up to the start line.
Total weight: 8.0kg with race wheels
With my oversized saddle bag, full lights, and picnic basket, the weight increases to about 12kg.