New bike advice - Brand or No-name
I had my (insured) bike stolen the other day, so I'm in the market for a new one and while looking around I saw a couple of excellently spec'ed bikes from Cell and Hasa. Basically my price range is about AU$1100 and I'm really trying to decide between the 2009 Kona Caldera (which is on sale for 36% off) and the Cell MTX-0:
The closest think from Giant in the price range is the Yukon, which really doesn't compare to the above bikes.
Anyway it's mostly for commuting, I do about 3-4 short treks of 5-7km every day around the city, but I've generally avoided road bikes due to the ****ty quality of the roads in Sydney and the fact that I often cut across parks and ride down stairs.
Any suggestions on which is the better buy?