A couple hours later, in a café near nothing, the coffee and hot sauce-drenched omelets finally take effect, and we can begin to discuss the hardware. Senior Editor Blake Conner has started off on the, cough, cough, Hard Candy Custom Voodoo Purple (a fourteen-freaking-hundred-dollar option) Softail Deluxe. No matter what you think of the dazzling metal-flake hue, it's an exceptionally easy bike to ride, light in feel and smooth in function. Unfortunately for those testing, all of whom are average in height (roughly 5-foot-10), it was the most uncomfortable of the bikes to ride farther than the local 7-Eleven, especially if getting there involved freeway speeds. The cool-looking wheelbarrow handlebar is wide and sweeps back a little too far, while the seat is dished at the rear, which tilts you away from the bar, putting strain on your lower back. That said, if you're on the smaller side, perhaps even of a persuasion that favors purple, this machine could be a perfect fit for you.