This bike is MUCH faster than its huge back tire and super-wide bars would lead you to believe. My commute time is about 2/3 of what it takes me on my fixie even with the trailer. The acceleration is out of this world. I pick up the front wheel at almost every light on accident (stupid twitchy legs). I wanna do an alley cat on it, just to see how it'd do.
I NEVER top out on this bike. As a matter of fact, I use the big ring once a week or less at this point (let's just say I learned to spin in the past few months). I used to be a big-ring stomper, but now I PASS the big-ring stompers:)
I almost forgot!