I'm sweating this decision over here as my LBS has only one '09 left, and would love some advice from everyone. The two bikes have completely different components, and I have no experience with any of them. Any thoughts on which one would be most appropriate for commuting/light touring?
And secondly, if I go with the 2010, which has disc brakes, does anyone know how feasible it would be to modify the frame to accept canti brakes down the line? Thanks for any advice!
DRIVETRAIN: Shimano Deore XT rear & Tiagra front derailleurs, Tiagra STI levers, FSA Gossamer crankset & Mega Exo BB, 50/39/30
BRAKESET: Avid BB-7 Road mechanical disc brake with 160mm rotors and Shimano Tiagra STI levers
WHEELS: Mavic A119 double-wall/eyeletted rims, 32H, Formula alloy disc hubs, DT Champion 14g stainless steel spokes
DRIVETRAIN: Shimano Ultegra/105 derailleurs, 105 STI levers, FSA Gossamer triple crankset & Mega Exo BB. 30/39/53, Shimano 12/27 10-speed cassette
BRAKESET: New Avid Shorty cantilevers with Shimano 105 levers
WHEELS: Mavic CXP-22 double-wall black rims with CNC sidewalls, Shimano Tiagra 32H hubs, WTB stainless steel spokes