wagger wrote:Flatbar for commuting.
You are sitting more upright when in peakhour traffic, which means you can easily see what is going on around you without straining your neck. I put bar extensions on the handlebars so I can move the hands around for comfort levels
CX geometry generally (not always..) provides a more upright position. Also the bottom bracket is a little higher which raises everything a little from the get-go.
For example, a side by side comparison of my CX against my road bike has the CX seat higher by the difference in BB height (roughly) and the handlebars about 30-40mm higher. Longer chainstays and wheelbase, along with larger tyres give a very comfortable ride with good vision and visibility. The one downside is that being a little higher means you need to learn to stop (unclip) and lean decisively as it's ...just...a...little...further to reach down to ground your foot.
Most 'flatbar road bikes' have road bike-ish geometry ... er, with flatbars. You only get one hand position and the bars tend to be a bit wider than drops which spreads your arms and may even lower your head position a little...
Whatever works for you, though. These are just my observations.