I'm looking at getting one of these for all round commuting/touring/soft off-road/winter trails and could even try my hand at CX racing.
I've test ridden it and it seemed fine. Geometry wise it is very similar to the Cannondale CaadX, so I guess that is OK. The only two concerns I had were 1. It seems a couple of CM shorter wheelbase than most other cross bikes. I know this could be a pain for touring but is it a bad thing for CX?I'd imagine nippy handling would be good for that? 2. Tyre clearance. It comes with Continental Race Speed 35mms fitted and there is decent mud clearance on those, however are more winter suited CX tyres wider?
Anything else i'm missing that could make it a bad idea?
The other options would be a Cannondale CaadX disc 105/Ultegra or a Kona Jake the Snake.