Moved to FL from the Northeast about 15 years ago. After riding a Cannondale Mountain bike that I slowly converted over to a fitness/hybrid bike for mostly road riding, I was looking for a bike with the following criteria:
-Drop bars - I live near the coast and wanted to be able to tuck under the wind
-Sturdy - I'm over 200lbs
-Comfortable - didn't want a road racing posture, but didn't want to be too upright either
-Accommodate wide city tires - Don't want flats, roads here are rough, comfort
-Through frame cable wiring
-Decent price / value
After some research, the Giant Anyroad seemed to be what I was looking for. I ended up paying a little more for the Anyroad Comax which featured a more comfortable carbon/composite frame and 11speed 105 group and took delivery in early November.
After spending some time with it, I made some modifications. First was to add some 42mm Continental Top Contact II tires and some reflective tape on the rims since I ride a MUT at night during the week.
Added two Magicshine clones. One with a diffuser and one without for long throw.
Wired up two batteries in a storage container that I can slip into a bottle cage when needed. Easy removal for charging also.