For the past 2 yrs I've been doing a train/folding bike commute from Baltimore to DC, but I just moved to Alexandria, VA and started biking the whole way to work (23.5 mile roundtrip). After I sold my folder, my original plan was to use the money to buy a 29er to commute on in addition to my Gunnar Crosshairs. After a week of actually riding the new commute, I decided the distance was such that I'd prefer riding a cross bike anyway. My Gunnar has never fit me all that well and a couple of rides home in the rain last week convinced me that it sure would be nice to have discs.
Since I had decided to downsize from two bikes to just one all arounder, my wife gave me the go ahead to buy a new bike as long as I sell the Gunnar after I get the new one. I found the La Cruz complete bike on sale at Webcyclery for $1300 shipped and ordered it on Monday. They've been super nice and very communicative, and the bike should ship next Wednesday or Thursday via UPS ground.
I'm REALLY excited to start riding it--it's going to be a loooong couple of weeks until it gets here. I'll post pics as soon as it comes in and let you know how it rides!