Originally Posted by mediageni.us
If wide tires and racks are more important than ride quality, then the ones you listed should be fine.
Not trying to be rude, it's late and I've been up all night but -The term "commuter bike" generally means a bike capable of larger (often more puncture resistant) tires and racks to carry stuff. Focus on utility rather than aesthetics.
Why do you think this bike would offer superior "ride quality" for a commute? Tight "track" geometry is great for the track but it offers no real advantage for utility cyclists such as commuters.
FWIW- I wouldn't buy one of those Wasabi bikes simply because they don't list specifics for their components. Who made the "sealed bearing hubs" and rims or "cold forged aluminum crank"? At least BD is up front about what shiny bits are being bolted to their frames.
I'd like to add to the list- the Raleigh One Way
is a tight little unit. Brooks saddle, canti brakes, fenders, forward facing dropouts.