Geometry wise, Im leaning towards the caadx - purely because Ive owned a caad9 and its geometry is fairly similair.
What are peoples views on using a caadx as a winter road trainer and tourer - reasonably light I may add, nothing mroe than 2 weeks at a time.
Obviously when touring Im not going to be to worried about speed, and the cross gearing should help with spinning up hills when fully laden - would it be a suitable frame to carry 2 weeks worth of kit?
Then, on the road as a winter trainer, I can easily swap the tyres over, but may find myself undergeared?
Hope some of that makes sense - basically trying to get a bike that does a bit of everything, including some cross use this winter.
The Caadx would be great for a tourer due to the strength requirements a cross bike would need, also cross bikes make ideal winter bikes because of the massive clearances suitable for mudguards, also the geo tends to be a bit slacker, which would come in handy if your winters are anything like they are over here in the UK just so you can be a bit more stable/controlled in or just before slippery situations, you wont need bigger gears in the winter either, personally when im out riding in winter I usually spin quite a bit and leave all the strength training and stuff for the turbo trainer.