I like how the NC carries it's weight low. I definitely am downsizing in the bike weight category over time and if I can keep the weight of the bike down low that is a huge deal in my mind. The NC weighs a lot less than many of my previous bikes and feels like it weighs a fraction of the weight due to how it carries it. So I am pretty happy with the NC. However I would enjoy an even lighter bike with the same capabilities of the NC.