I'm starting a search for a steel frame winter/foul weather bike and I'm liking the salsa colossal 2 and volagi viaje. I'm looking in the 1500-2000 tops range with probably shimano 105. These 2 bikes have disc brakes but that is not a must have. I'm a recreational / fitness rider so weight is not a concern. Comfortable and smooth riding is my main criteria.I'm in southern NJ so no hills, but sometime windy conditions. I'm also thinking about a soma es or gunnar sport frames and transferring components from a bike I'm selling for a little less expensive way to go but I wouldn't have a way testing the frame only option before deciding so I'm leaning on a complete bike purchase so I can test thoroughly. Any real experience or thoughts of any other options would be appreciated. I'm not in a hurry and probably won't buy until early fall so I have plenty of time to test all options. Thanks in advance for any opinions.