I currently commute 26 miles a day on on old geared Inbred with rigid forks and semi slicks. I'd like something faster and lighter which I can also use for winter training and the occasional sportive, charity enduro etc. Mudguard and rack fittings would also be needed if possible.
Any advice, good deals out there, or recommendations much appreciated. And yes, I know this is an MTB forum, but i'm an MTBer so trust your views more!
I was thinking something like:
Marin Mill Valley
Boardman Hybrid Pro
Maybe even a CX bike such as one of the lighter Kona Jakes (not sure on drop bars though).
Would also consider second-hand.