ExtremeSelf here for the first time on Bike Forums to reveal possible interest in flat bar options for cyclocross bikes. I'm not an idiot! This thread isn't at all about the sport. This is about commuting gaining popularity as gas prices continue to rise.
Most seem to agree that a good CX bike is the best all around bike to own especially if you can own only one bike. They are great for commuters who face the occasional challenges of a bumpy dirt road. I see Motobecane is offering disc brakes on it's new Fantom Outlaw. Does anyone else agree that a flat bar "option" would increase interest in these durable bikes? (I mentioned Motobecane because most commuters are thrifty and these "quality" bikes can be picked up on BikesDirect for under $1,000. I used to own the Fantom Cross and loved it.)