I am looking to buy a CX bike to use mostly for street commuting. I also want to be able to use it for fire roads, and the occasional long road ride (centuries).
I tested road bikes and decided that aluminum frames give too much road chatter.
When I tested the Axis, and Fuji Cross, however, I was surprised at how great they felt. The chatter didn't seem to be a problem. Nevertheless, right now I ride an old steel road bike, and I like the feel of steel. So my question is what are the advantages of aluminum over steel, or vice-versa, for an all-purpose CX? Will I regret a steel frame on hills? I do not plan to race.