I was at the bike store this weekend looking at the Surly LHT and Urbanite and the Bianchi Volpe caught my eye. While is specifically designed for Cyclocross it does have design feature to suit Touring ( rear eyelets etc). At first look it didn't seem to have front fork braze ons although the sales guys said it could accomodate a front rack.
Typically, my tours are 2 weeks ( summer ), using 2 36L rear pannies with a handlebar bag haas been sufficient therefore bike seems to appeal to me. If I needed a "loaded" touring bike I'd lean towards the more traditional touring bike.
What are you thoughts? Would the Volpe make a good touring bike?