If your after a race bike then the whippet is a good option, if its an all round bike your,re after I would look at the carbon 456. The 456 is a bit heavier but much nicer to ride as it seems to have a more forgiving rear end
I was looking for a racier style frame, although i will be riding it all day if i can
I'm looking for something that will whip through singletrack and fly up hills and handle the odd Welsh trail centre trip once a year.
Most of the time i ride the North Downs in Kent.
The only thing bothering me really is the top tube length, it's 2 inches longer than i'm used to. I can sort that out with a shorter stem, but the wheelbase will still be longer- how will that affect the ride?