Advice on a range of bikes for winter use

by neeleshs   August 28, 2014  

Hi, new on the forum here. I"m looking to buy a new winter bike and am taken by cyclocross and the new range of endurance bikes coming out specifically with disk brakes - I ride a cyclocross with block brakes and thin slicks and always feel nervy commuting through London on a wet day.
My budget is a cycle to work friendly 1k.
So the line up is

Genesis Croix De Fer 2014 Cyclocross Bike
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/genesis/croix-de-fer-2014-cyclocross...

CANNONDALE SYNAPSE AL 105 DISC ROAD BIKE 2014
http://www.sigmasport.co.uk/item/Cannondale/Synapse-AL-105-Disc-Road-Bik...

Cinelli Zydeco 2014 - pushing the budget a bit
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cinelli-zydeco-2014/

Orbea Avant H10 Disc 2014
http://www.cyclesurgery.com/orbea-avant-h10-disc-2014/orbea/bikes-compon...

Anybody have experience of these bikes, components or have advice to offer? I'm going to try each and see how they ride for me but wanted advice from other more experienced riders.

I typically commute around 30km - 35km a day (round trip) depending on if I drop my daughter off to nursery on a (removable) Hamax Smiley rear mounted kids seat (which rules out any carbon frames).

Cheers