Some of those bikes didn't even survive the trials. I've seen those bikes, I've ridden a Singer, colour me unimpressed. I'm not drinking the velo-orange/bicycle quarterly kool-aide (well not completely). 531/SLX rides better then anything that was being made in the 40's and OSX Platinum and Spirit both ride better then 531. The new 931 from Reynolds is exceptionally light and virtually corrosion resistant, but a bit too stiff for what I like.