Anyway, here it is; my new Guru CR901 courtesy of Shama Cycles:
Add to that the frame and position aerodynamics, and it should be a measurable improvement in speed for any given power output.
Finally, it's time to answer the question of how it rides. I've had the luxury of riding nice bikes for the past few years. I own a custom carbon KirkLee road bike and the Merus, and I've ridden Guru steel and Ti road bikes. I also used to own an Orbea Ora, which was my first ever "real" bike...meaning one meant to be ridden on the road.
I can honestly say that I was stunned by the ride quality of the CR901. Waaaaay beyond my expectations. I thought it would be a marginal improvement in ride quality over the Merus, with the added aero benefits of position and frame drag. Boy was I wrong. This bike is butter smooth and with the comfort level, it's great for all day riding. I didn't expect it to contrast so much with the titanium frame, but it did.
Yes, I think there are a good number of stock frames on the market that provide better aerodynamics. Yes, those frames may provide a better overall bang for the buck, assuming one fits well on the stock frame (which most do). That being said, I feel confident that this bike is going to optimize the process of translating my fitness and training, into race results. I think 'fit', despite being harped on a lot, is still overlooked by most folks. Custom is a luxury, but having a frame that fits my position and riding style to a T is something I put a lot of stock into. It needs to translate into race results, but early returns look good. And if nothing else, I'll look good while riding it too!
* N+1 is the answer to the question "How many bikes does a person need?" where N=the number of current bikes.