Is this bike useful as a potential some-time commuter bike? I am looking at it as my only "road" bike for now, as an alternative to my XC MTB and folder. I like the idea of the cross bike because roads through beautiful country north of me are often gravel and the cross bike would handle it ok vs a road only bike.
2008. Its a pretty beefy frame. I thought It would be lighter. I bought an extra set of wheels and road tires to use mine as a road bike and I'm guessing it lost a little weight as a result. very happy with it so far.
Fair enough. Looking to pick one up this week. Just going to get a slightly shorter stem for a 54 cm model and maybe a better saddle or suspension post. I have a problematic lower back (lumbar)...so I like a bit of extra cush