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Hi all,

This is my first post, and first road bike buying from BD.

I want to start commuting to downtown Toronto (about 20KM+ single trip), and looking for a good commuting bike, also I can ride it with friends to country side during weekend.

Hybrid bikes on BD looks promising (e.g. 2013 Motobecane Cafe Century PRO Carbon or 2013 Motobecane Cafe Century) , I don't have a budget limit for this, so any suggestion or feedback are welcomed.

I am also looking for options from Toronto's local MEC and other bike store, but apparently they are over priced, MEC Hold Steady Bicycle (Unisex) - Mountain Equipment Co-op. Free Shipping Available, is this a good buy?
 

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Have you looked at the moto cross titanium as you are not budget limited? They are coming disc ready. People seem to like these for adaptability too. Then you have a forever frame as weight is not really the issue. I am told you can put a pannier set up on the cross titaniums.
 

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Have you looked at the moto cross titanium as you are not budget limited? They are coming disc ready. People seem to like these for adaptability too. Then you have a forever frame as weight is not really the issue. I am told you can put a pannier set up on the cross titaniums.
Thanks for your comment, it's sold out, secondly is it good for 40KM+ commute daily? with urban road condition?
 

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For a longer commute like yours I'd recommend getting something with drop bars that also mounts in the back for a rack. I would also get something that fits wider (>25mm) tires if your roads are in bad condition. Many of the cyclocross bikes fit this criteria as well as a few of the road bikes (like the Mercier Corvus or Aquila.) If you're new to drop bar bikes I would avoid the models more aggressive road racing type geometries since you may find them uncomfortable.
 
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