I'm considering buying my first cross bike. Any thoughts re. the frames mentioned?
Scattante: 105 componentry, aluminum frame @ around $900
Fantom Cross: Ultegra componentry, aluminum frame @ around $1,150
Surly Crosscheck: Tiagra componentry, steel frame @ around $950
I usually ride road bikes, and definitely prefer my carbon bike and my steel bike over my aluminum bike. But with fatter tires, probably lower pressure, don't know if the difference between the materials will be as distinct.