I gave this bike 4 starts but would likely rate it higher. The only down fall is it's stiff, which is good, but can be harsh. If you're older (me raising hand) after longer, maybe 100 mi.) rides it can be rough. If your a seasoned veteran it may not bother you and the benefits may outweigh that issue. It's stiff so therefore it's fast as well, it's aero and efficient, it's a real race bike. I have owned two Noah's, and actually owned every road frame I think Ridley has come out with in the past. If crits are your thing the Noah is ideal. Ridley builds awesome frames, quality has been great and performance right up with the best. lets make it a 4.8 rating. I ride an XS or XXS at 5'7" sizing on Ridley's is a little different since they run big. I'm happy to answer any questions on sizing or specifics on the Noah.