I'm seriously considering a Genesis Aether 10 (would love an equilibrium but can't justify twice the price for the steel frame)... there are some good deals around on the 2010 model.
I've only just noticed that it has an external (Truvativ ) bottom bracket, whereas this year's Aether 10 has an ordinary square taper... being instinctively distrustful of modern fads (why else would I be on retrobike
) this is kind of putting me off the 2010 model.
1) Am I being silly? (OK, I suspect I know the answer to that already!)
2) Is there any difference in the frame (BB shell size / threading) that would preclude moving to a tried and tested square taper BB/chainset later on?