I got this bike recently to use as a commuter. I'd been looking at the Cannondale Bad Boy but it was a little too pricey, and this was a bout half the price. I've always used 700c whels for commuting, but I must say, I like the maneuverability of 26" and I'm really loving the fact this bike has a rigid fork and frame, (I despise suspension.) It's got plenty of room for fenders, fat, fat tires if I wanted them, and even disc brakes if I decide to do that, (I won't.) Also, I do a lot of rain riding, so I really dig the aluminun, plus it's stiff so it climbs well.
The guys at work have really commented about how sharp this bike is, and I am very pleased with it; it's probably one of the only cases of buying something where I had %0 buyer's remorse. The only thing I'm changing is the bars. I despise flat bars, so I ordered some trekking bars from Nashbar that should be here soon. This is a good, tough bike. It even came with a bell!