I have been riding my mountain bike to work for the past week or so and really miss my road bike (sold it last year). I have decided that after almost getting killed twice in Wash DC traffic, that I really was more comfortable on a flat bar bike....so sold roadbikes and kept mountian bike.
Bottom line, I am starting to commute again to drop 50 lbs (weigh around 250) and am looking for a bike. Since I sold a really nice road bike and Momma hasn't spent my bike stash on sparklys, I can afford to spend in the $1,200 range. Being heavy and loving my disc brakes on the mt bike, I would like to have them on my commuter. Any ideas where to start looking? Is there a decent place with bike reviews to see how others rate the different manufacturers?