I mainly bike for pleasure. Some rides are over 100 miles but I'm not concerned with having a "race" bike. Like I said, I do it for fun. I would also use it almost daily for a 14 mile round trip commute.
I'm going down the CX bike route because of more relaxed geometry, larger wheels, etc. I currently ride a Trek city style bike with 700x28 panaracer tires and really like them. I run the same tires in a 700x25 on my fixed gear.
I really dislike canti style brakes... and love disc brakes, which limits my bike options. So I found the La Cruz and like everything about it so far other than it having a steel fork. I've never ridden a steel fork (all my bikes are carbon forked)
I guess my question is.... will 700x28 tires work on the 29'er wheels that salsa supplies on the complete bike? or if someone could recommend another bike for me...