4130 chromoly tubing, Shimano 105 components, and Hayes mechanical disc brakes all make the Roper an awesome choice for all-around use. The Roper stands apart from the crowd as being not just capable, but excelling at a lot of types of riding. We recommend it as a 12-month, rain-or-shine commuter bike, but the Roper is at home in the woods, bike bath, or in your first cyclocross bike. It’s a fast, fun bike with a smart selection of components, making this a great value bike at just $1500. If you need another bike for either light touring, commuting, or to take the wear and tear off a higher-end bike, give the Roper a test ride. You’ll find reason to love it.