Marin introduced the new aluminum framed Lombard which is pretty much an identical bike to the popular Nicasio steel bike that Marin has had in their lineup for a few years, but with a lighter and stiffer aluminum frame. This particular customer wanted hydraulic disc brakes so he opted for the Lombard 2. With that build you get the new Tiagra 10 speed group set, a carbon front fork, and the great stopping power of the flat mount Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. This bike is sweet, and at the great price point of $1549 you can spend some money on other goodies!