Although it took a little longer to put together than I might have thought, I ended up doing everything myself other than getting the star fangled nut in the tube of the fork, because that tool is around $40. Following the instructional video was incredibly easy, it did not take more than an a hour or two after I had all the tools I needed. I spent around $60 on carbon fiber paste, a bottom bracket tool, a saw, and saw guide. It was not hard to find any of it, the first shop I went to had everything I needed. I left the handle bar tape off, and the bike is sweet! It is unbelievably light, with the 50mm depth BLB wheels. I am 5 10, but I got the 52cm, because I share with my sister. The seatpost is absolutely long enough to make it too high for me, even with the smaller frame, so it is not hard to find a good position. Would absolutely recommend for anyone!