newbie has a question, 'X or XT'?
I have been lurking for several weeks trying to gather some info about the Ulysses. Now that I know what I don't know, I can ask a reasonable question or two.
I have been looking for bike to commute to work. Roughly 30 miles interstate, 15 miles city streets and country roads and 1 mile of hard packed lime rock. Each way.
I have test ridden a new XT and like it very much. However, the prices of 1 year old bikes with 3-4000 miles is about 40% cheaper than new. I have found several '08 X models with the heated grips, hard bags and taller windshield already installed for a very reasonable price.
So the question is basically, is the loaded X as good a commuter as the XT?
Will I give up anything with the higher suspension?
Or is it a positive for highway commutes?
I am not concerned with the seat height issue.
So please, any and all input is greatly appreciated.