In another thread, I asked road bike owners which bike they use for commuting. I asked that question because I was visiting my LBS to get my first road bike (I'm looking for the Trek 2.1 or Devinci SL4) and when I suggested that I might interested in getting a Trek Crossrip at some point as my commuter, the guy was surprised. He seemed to think it was a weird choice, given I would already have an aluminium road bike. But, to me, the Crossrip is quite different (sturdier, more relax geometry, disc brakes, bigger wheels, etc.), even though it's an alu+carbon fork bike.
What do you think?