I have been on a long quest to find the ultimate do it all bike. I was really zeroed in on the FX series but then I spied the Cannondale Bad Boy. I thought it might be a bit beefier and hold up better for my road/dirt path/grassy knoll travels. The one thing that worried me was the flatbars and lack of positioning. Then I found the Gary Fisher/Trek Lane. A steel cross bike with commuter specs. I liked it but felt the components were a bit weak for the price. Now I have mixed all these images in my head to come up with:
what if I get the Cannondale CAADX with the matte black finish and tiagra components? If you add street tires to it, isn't it bascially a Bad Boy with drops? I had a specialized cross bike and had problems with my toes hitting the front wheel on tight turns, is that par for the course with all cross bikes?