This polished and painted frame is a thing of beauty. Each frame takes a whole day to make. On the road the Snob is a cruiser rather than racer. It damps vibration without removing all feel for the road and your grip. The carbon fork adds extra smoothness, too. We rode it in some foul weather and on some pretty bad roads, and it was always totally composed. The Ritte climbs well and descends with assured accuracy.