Let the fun begin; I'm starting to log miles on both bikes on similar routes and it's fun to see the differences. Suddenly the Silvio is a decidedly relaxed ride. I can jump on it and go; and I don't feel like I'm laying down at all. I get on the Vendetta and the bike just wants to run. Oddly I've been wearing bike shoes for eons. I jump on the Silvo and I go; every single time I get on the Vendetta I go a block and decide that my shoes are too loose. It's rather amusing. The feet/bb are the same height, the pedals are the same. I'm certain I always tighten my shoes the same out of habit; but that extra 7 degree and the stiffer frame make me feel like my feet will pull out of the shoe. I like the my custom bullhorns more than I like the drops; but I'm going to give the drops the remainder season to see if they grow on me. Basically they give me too much leverage which gives me too much steering input, but that could simply be a function of being use to the narrow bullhorns. I surprised myself today; I don't race other people, but I do like to race against myself. On my past rides on the Silvio I would go for broke on my descents and climbs. Today I got to a couple of my favorites and I decide to just let the Silvio run on it's own as I coasted up to 35 mph; and spun myself comfortably up the climbs. My reasoning? Well when I come down that same road next week on the Vendetta I'm going to obliterate any times I get on the Silvio so why bother; instead I decide to just conserve energy for the rest of the ride and climbs. Without a doubt; Silvio is heavier (8 lbs on my setup, @ 31), smoother on the rough roads; and I need a 36/32 to climb some of the hills around here. The Vendetta is lighter @ 23lbs, my 36/28T is overkill; stiffer, and rougher on our bad sections of road. I can see that the Silvo will become my Route Scouting bike, Social bike, Recovery ride bike. The Vendetta is going be the racer and the runner. Although one does have to wonder; after looking a both frames closely.... I might have to start looking for someone unloading a V1. I'm pretty sure that the Boom and the Front Fork from the V1/V2 would fit on the Silvio. A quick trip to the powder coaters for a black refinishing and I'd have a stiff front end and suspension on the back. Probably would look about 4lbs off that front fork; but might tip the bike geometry forward a bit. Perhaps someone else will try that before the winter urges get the better of me.