I have a great deal of respect for the Hirose along with the Toei rando bikes that I've seen. They have all of the details like the original French rando bikes but with generally better execution of framebuilding details. This Hirose kicks some serious French booty and I like French booty as much as the next guy. Look at that fork rake. There must be a mile and a half of offset! The curve starts low and continues through to the drops. This is very attractive to me.