Now that I've made so many mods to my 7.5 I don't want to ride it in crappy weather as a commuting bike. I'm thinking of buying a Valencia since it's essentially an FX with disc brakes.
Does anyone know if the frame for the Trek Valencia for 2010 will be changed to Alpha "White" aluminum? The 2009 is Alpha "Black". Some LBS-es in the UK have the 2010 Valencia posted on their sites and say it is "Alpha White" aluminum. I assume the "white" is a downgrade and heavier, although I'm not really sure about these different (and probably marketing-driven) aluminum types.