Im looking into getting into biking. I think I want a steel frame for comfort, and I really like the STI shifters and 105-ish gear. I live in Southern CA so rain doesnt happen too often. Im not really in need of fenders or a heavy pannier system (maybe just a laptop and lunch), disk brakes aren't necessary.
Ive been looking at the Kona ***** Inc which has everything I need, I can live with the disk brakes.
Im just wondering if any of you know of any other choices I should compare it against before I take the dive.