The CX bike is just perfect. I wanted a bike to do some winter time dirt road and hard surfaced road riding and this fills the order. It is all day comfortable to ride. The handling on hard surface roads is just like a road bike, predictable in the corners and quick around obstacles but not twitchy in a straight line. I can’t wait for the weather to turn colder to hit some of our dirt roads around here. Luckily the bike works so well I am using it nearly every day for my regular riding. Thanks for a great bike!