I'm thinking of buying one.
I've been searching on the board, but I can't find very many posts regarding this bike, and no posts are newer than 2009. Does anyone have one of these they're using for commuting? How do you feel about it? Is it a "good choice" for a commuter ride?
The bike will take fenders and a rear rack, so I'm good there.
I'm currently doing a 4.5mi, each way, commute but I'd hoping to do the entire 11mi, each way, commute someday.
I took one for a test ride yesterday at a local shop. It wasn't as smooth as my Cro-Moly Diamondback Topanga, but it wasn't awful either. It was a better fit than my current bike, though still a bit small, and my perceived effort while moving was far, far less than I currently deal with. So, I'm probably going to get it.
The kicker is, I need an XL according to the fit guru. The shop, of course, doesn't stock anything in an XL. No demand they say. (Of course there's no demand if you don't stock it ). They will order an XL for me, but they want a commitment from me up front. I don't want to commit unless I *know* it's going to fit. I'm 6'3" and 250lbs. So, I just want a little feedback from folks who ride, or have ridden, one of these as a commuter before I make a decision.