Sorry to ask this on a MTB forum but I always seem to get good and reasonable advice from here. I’m looking for a commuter bike. Something with drop handlebars and disk brakes and fatter tyres to iron out the bumps. That’s right guys, I’m after a cyclocross bike.
Would appreciate suggestions but I like the look of 2 bikes specifically, both get decent fat tyres and are available very locally from the LBS. The Saracen Hack 2 (2014) covers all of the above and uses a tiagra groupset. The Orange RX9 has a mainly tiagra groupset but a rear 105 derailleur. Is it worth the extra £100, it also uses a canecreek headset and avid brakes.