So I was at the LBS picking up a new pair of gloves and saw this bike:
I am looking for a new commuter/around town bike and one of my criteria is disc brakes. I am waiting for the local Trek dealer to get some of the new SOHO's in stock to take a test ride, and will be trying out the Kona Dew soon as well. I haven't heard too much about the Norco line before, I just know they are Canadian, and that this bike looks sweet. I will be going back to test ride later this week, as the shop wanted a credit card to hold and I didn't have mine with me.
So, to get to the point, are these quality bikes? Will the hydraulic brakes be the bane of my existence (and my apartment floor)? Anybody who's ridden or owns one of these, or Norcos in general, who wants to chime in I would greatly appreciate it.