Yeah, it really does seem solid, and the double clamp looks a bit like adding butter to bacon.
I think even with only half leg extension it's still taller than the iOptron was. Don't hold me to that, I may need to measure, but I think so.
Yes, i assumed this too, unless you are really thinking of putting over 100 kg on this thing...(220 pounds).
When a put my CEM60 on it with my little refractor, i can't help getting the feeling the Berlebach is laughing at me...