The Aero was released in late 2012 and went unnoticed for several months but has seen more interest in 2013, the feedback from customers has been positive overall.
It features an aluminium frame with a high tensile steel fork, which considering the price, is not too bad for an entry level road bike. It will be a big step up in terms of performance for riders who are used to riding a standard steel framed bike.
Check out the Viking Echelon for a similar priced road bike.
The Aero has a set of Shimano 14 speed gears that are very common on most starter road bikes, they are cheap and if looked after correctly should do the job just fine.
The only part of this bike that may put people off are the shifters, they are stem mounted and can be awkward to use for people who are used to brake lever integrated shifters or even grip shifters.
“the Aero has some strong features for a budget starter road bike”
Overall the Aero has some strong features for a budget starter road bike but I think that the stem shifters may have prompted people to buy other bikes instead, however if you rarely ride using the drop handle bars and use the top handle bar instead they can be a better choice.