Walker I think the color of your bike combined with Brook-Saddle and thous Handlebars looks very classy. Thank you for posting this, it caught the interest of my husband. That means two things: the research will be increased as will the fun-part after the research-time. All of you wound believe how long he is eying the Synapse 25 now. Now he has a basket where he collects everything, that will have to go in his future-backpack and when this basket is filled to his liking he will practice-pack my S25 and THAN he will decide which one to order. When I compare that to my process from seeing a Tom Bihn Bag till ordering... but it is a very good think to have two differently tempered persons in one household. He calms me down and I take care that there is some progress. So everything is well balanced out.
Back to topic: We would need the telescope-sattle-thingy because of our heights but it seems a good investment anyway. But I have to look into the other mentioned companies as well. Bike Friday looks good too, but they overwhelm me with choices.