This frame is a very well-engineered piece of equipment. My experience with road bikes is limited, but never-the-less, I could tell that this was a frame that had a lot of work put in to design something that carries well and builds momentum quickly.
Hopping on this bike after spending most of my biking experience on a much heavier, less efficient commuter bike, was intimidating. This machine allows its rider to experience a smooth ride and the ability to cross a good amount of ground without burning out.
I wish that the frame size was just a bit smaller. I am 5' nothing, not a size that is accommodated by many brands. With an Alchemy small frame my ability to get on and off the bike safely was hindered, taking away from the riding experience.
All-in-all, if someone were looking for a quick gravel or road bike, I would definitely give them this bike as a recommendation.