I have been on the fence weather or not I needed a backrest, after a 225 mile ride this weekend the decision was made -- Yes !. Went to Utopia website and their build/ship date is 18 July ! I have a 4 day trip planned on 6 july and need one now. I have seen some good reports on this forum about Cyclemax, lucky for me they have one in stock. If someone has a bad experience with Cyclemax, let me know.