new to the site...in the market for a bike, one that can serve as a commuter and also a touring bike for short trips with light loads. i've been told a cyclocross would be best.
looking for a cyclocross with disc brakes, since i'm living in a rainy-winter area. the cannondale cyclocross 2007 optima disc 2 looks good, but kona also has nice bikes...like the asphalt line (dr. dew, dew deluxe). the kona cyclocross, nor the trek cyclocross have disc brakes though...but the kona sutra touring bike seems like another good option.
any ideas from the crowd on a good cyclocross/touring bike with disc brakes? there's just so much out there...i still want to make it to work in a decent amount of time, but also want to be comfortable for rides a few hours long. any input would be appreciated!