Recetly I spotted Kona Asphalt Commuter, one of this series here: http://www.konaworld.com/asphalt_commuter.cfm?content=dew_plus
Why such bike is so special for me -- because right from the shop I could have all things I want in my dream bike, namely:
- fork w/o suspension
- normal rear derailleur (i.e. just like in MTB bikes)
- disc brakes
And big wheels (this I am not sure about because I didn't ride on 28" wheels, so I don't know if they will be good for me).
I googled, and so far I found another manufacturer making similar bikes -- Trek 7.3 FX Disc: http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/town/fitness/fx/7_3_fx_disc/#/us/en/model/features?url=us/en/bikes/town/fitness/fx/7_3_fx_disc
Are there other bikes currently manufactured with those four features? This is essential because when buying new bike I wouldn't like to modify it right from the start.
I rephrase: I am looking for a bike which looks and feels MTB, but it is designed for speed while commuting in the city. So normal road bikes are no-go, typical city bikes and also bikes with suspensions (even in a seatpost).
More bikes -- Scott with SUB series, and Merida with Speeder (just one model here).