Helping out my roommate here.
Bikes he is looking at are:
I am trying to suggest the Motobecane Fantom Cross over the Outlaw after noticing it is full 105 grouppo while the Outlaw comes with disc brakes it is mostly Tiagra and is $95 more expensive.
He wants to use it to kind of go anywhere, he sees my Vassago Fisticuff and wants to ride it like I do which is basically everywhere including singletrack. I know the Volpe is going to be a different animal compared to these other two options. But its from out main one man show LBS and the guy will take care of him forever if he buys it. I don't have much to say on the Volpe as I don't know much about it nor see any reviews on it.