Although my commute is only about 6 miles each way, and it's fine for my Raleigh Rush Hour (75 headtube/75 seattube), I am having a frame custom made to be somewhere between road geometry and track. It's unpredictable when I actually go for longer rides of about 50 to 70 miles, and I want the bike to accommodate me on distances, too.
I don't think that I ride tricks or aggressive enough even around town that would justify a track geometry. I can maneuver around heavy traffic and other obstacles with even the most relaxed road geometry. With that said, I think that popular bikes from the Steamroller to the Bianchi San Jose are fine for many.
Last edited by powerband; 08-17-08 at 08:35 PM.