The ES (formerly the "Smoothie ES") is an awesome multi-purpose road frame. While it may not have as quick moves as our Smoothie, it is plenty fun. And what you may give up in race talent, you gain much in other ways.
- More stability on speedy downhills
- Steers straight w/o much rider input, which is why it is a great long distance bike
- Ability to take 32c tires, which really can smooth out rough pavemint and reduce fatigue
- More room for fenders
- Enough room for smaller panniers (I use grocery panniers on mine)
Distributors should be getting theirs in a couple of weeks.
Read unsolicited reviews of the ES and other Soma frames here.