Looking for some advice - i'm torn between 4 bikes
I'm a bit of bike lover, and have always been more of a road rider. I'm from London so after get numerous flats and having to do too much maintenance on my old Genesis road bike I switched to a Pearson singlespeed....I fell in love with it. Problem is I moved to Vancouver, Canada and it's not really singlespeed friendly and it has a tonne of awesome gravel tracks that i can't ride on.
So now i'm wanting a recreational Cyclocross style bike, will use for commuting and some fun weekend riding. I've always use Aluminium frames with Carbon forks, budget has never allowed a full carbon frame and i've just never had a steel or titanium frame so don't have any real knowledge on what i'm missing out on.
Anyway i'm looking for some recommendations, my budget is $1900 CAD I've found these 4 bikes that i'm tempted by:
I think you should try out some steel-framed bikes, if you are going to be doing a lot of riding in urban areas and/or rough roads. Check out the Kona Rove, All-City Space Horse, and Surly Cross Check/Straggler.