Picked up one of these not really sure what to expect. After racing and riding through the season, I'm ready to review it.
Arrived very well packed from the guys at BC. Assembly was simple enough, though if you're not a competent mechanic, I'd recommend taking it by your LBS to get it looked over. Had to tighten the slider DO's and headset plus some minor brake adjustment. Out of the box with a pair of egg beaters it weighed 23.74 lbs. not too bad considering the price. Wouldn't be hard to get this sub-20 lbs. wheelset is super heavy, like >2200 grams. Another note: re-spacing for a 135 rear hub was quite simple.
This bike is impressively fast. Considering the weight, it accelerated quickly and held speed well. The gigantic fork is stable under hard cornering and loose/ sloppy conditions. The tires don't shed mud very well, but front end clearance is great; rear clearance is ok, not as good. The bike is one of the most stable I've ever ridden. The geometry is well thought out, and appreciable when riding with no hands. The BB7s are awesome; dramatically better than their cheaper counterparts BB5.
I bought this bike thinking it would be a good platform that I could later upgrade with a carbon frame. Now I'm sold on this frame. It's ride is classic steel; supple and lively. I'll be upgrading components to get the weight down, but it'll always be a civilian. Can't buy a better bike for the price.