How often is it that something you buy at a great price exceeds your expectations ? This frame is an example of this rare phenomenon . It isnt the lightest frame as far as frames go but it is so light that the Fed Ex man thought the box he was delivering was empty,LOL . Paint is superb on my frame welds are beautiful and alignment ....OH Boy! finally I see a Perfectly made frame. This is the most absolutely straight and accurately aligned frame ive ever bought. OK I always buy bargain frames and have been disappointed in the past but this frame shocked me as it was flawless in alignment. The only diffulty in my build on this was that the bottom bracket threads were a bit tight but thats not necessarily a negative as who wants a loose bottom bracket? If this happens to you just take it slow and make sure you are not cross threading and get ready to sweat in getting that BB secured. Im 100% happy with this buy!