I haven't been able to upload photos for forums posts for a couple of days. So I put this post up over at BROL with the photos. I'll add the photos here when the forum is fixed. http://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/showthread.php?p=1229976#poststop First thing I noticed was that the Vendetta Box felt like it weighs less than the front fork of my Silvio 2. The Vendetta Assembly requires a lot less parts than the Silvio for the Frame. After cutting about 4 inches from the head rest bars and 2 inches from the boom; the frame went together really quickly. Everything I learned about the Silvio applied to the Vendetta, and that made for an uneventful setup. I moved the wheels from the Silvio on over the the Vendetta so that I can do some good comparative riding. I replaced the stock handlebar with an Origin8 Gary Bar that I scored from ebay. To make the bars work on the Vendetta, I cut 6 cm off the ends of the bars using a pipe cutter. Then I prepped the bars for Jagwire Link Elites. (I'm completely sold on that cabling; it's hard to do your first one then it's easy. I have not had to adjust any cables on either Silvio after 800+ miles, the housing works as advertised). It took about 12 hours to assemble and test everything. I used the same components all around that I used on the Silvio 2 build with the main change being brifters and drops. The Vendetta bars are low enough for my shoulder and the drops seem to work well. I did choose to mount the rear brake at the higher TT brake position so that I would have room in the underneath triangle to put a saddle bag for supplies and tools for long rides. I again went with a Giant brand Aero Bottle for the boom and a removable A.D.E.M. Carbon Seat Cage Mount Bracket for my extended trip water bottles. Since I plan to ride this long distances I was playing around with different ways to carry a lot of water. The showerpass I use on the Silvio 2, does not fit on the Vendetta. In the end I decided to mount a A.D.E.M. water bottle carbon seat bracket using Velcro. I really like the results and I can easily get to the bottles when riding; and they can be removed during the cool season or for short rides. For a little fun I mixed in the left over gold links from the the Silvo build with the Silver links I got for the Vendetta; the result blends in with the bike and tends to disappear when viewed from the distance. So I guess the important question is how does it ride? That's Easy..... OMG it is fast. Without having anything dialed in the bike is easily 4-5 mph faster than my Silvio with the exact same components; (Sans the BB which is an RWC on the Vendetta). The Bike is very light compared to the Silvo 2.0. I'll get the scales out this weekend and weigh them. It also climbs like a goat; I ran my short but steep test hill and the Vendetta walked up it in 52/28 where the Silvio is an out of breath ride in 36/32. Other observations. The Finish and Polish on the Vendetta is one class higher than the Silvio 2.x Now the Silvio is no Slouch but when you put a Vendetta together it's obvious the love and attention the frame got in design and manufacturing. I think the Silvio quality is awesome; the Vendetta is just Premier and it shows. I only have 1 ride in and it was 8 miles of debug. But I can pretty safely guess that the Vendetta will be my go fast Solo ride bike; and the Silvio will be my Social / ride with Mrs. Ratz bike. Daughter 2 of 5 has already laid claim to my Silvio. I was still building the Vendetta when she yelled "DIBS!!!!"