Coming out of the box it was extremely well packaged, and all the tubes that I felt would be prone to damage and dents were well protected. The tapered headtube is one of the best features of this frameset, alongside the full carbon fork. You will find that tapered head tubes are the best combination of convenience and performance. The wider base provides more stability while entering and leaving turns, while the more standard 1 1/8" top allows people to use standard sized stems, top caps, and spacers. The headset is a sealed bearing integrated angular contact. When properly lubed it works well, and the sealed bearings make it easy to maintain it in the feature. You won't have to worry about replacing bearings! Another neat feature is the oversized seat tube when it meets the bottom bracket shell. This minimizes any flex to the high watt producing riders, and allows a better power transfer through your cranks. The aero down tube is a nice feature, but also is just wide enough at the point that it would be possible to drop holes for a water cage mount if you so desire. The full carbon fork is icing on the cake, and really pushes this frameset into a great purchase. All of the features make it competitive to frames 2x to 3x the price. The fork ends are nice, and replaceable, and the welds are extremely smooth. I am not the biggest fan of the bullseye graphics, but that's just me. Overall: There isn't a better featured frameset at this price range or nearby, very happy with it.