I live in Portland, OR, and have decided to get a cross bike as a winter trainer, commuter, cross-bike, (and who knows, perhaps dabble in some races although that's not a top priority).
I think I've narrowed down my choices to the Poprad, and have my choice of either canti ('06) or disc ('07).
The '06 is $300 less than the '07 w/discs.
My question; Are the disc brakes worth 300 more, and the added weight/complexity/incompatability over the canti brakes? I plan on riding all through the winter, which means lots of rain/mud...
Any NW'ers have any thoughts? This'll be the first winter I try to keep riding as opposed to hanging up my road bike in the garage until spring...
thanks in advance.