This is a great bike for century rides, long commutes, short commutes, dirt roads, gravel paths and just regular road rides with your friends.
This is a bike designed perfectly for the vast majority of Pacific Northwest riders.
If you can get over your whole “I might need a bike for a triathlon someday” delusion, this is the bike for you. Fenders and cromoly tubing may not be very aerodynamic, but they sure make your bike ride a pleasant experience.
This bike has randoneering frame geometry, meaning that it’s a road bike with touring geometry that has been tweaked just a bit. The bike is comfortable for really long rides, and it will carry all of your gear without becoming too squirrely. The wheels are the 650b size with 47mm wide tires and Masi has still managed to fit fenders on the bike. The frame is made out of cromoly steel, which delivers a springy, compliant ride quality.
The Randonneur has everything you want. It comes with stainless steel fenders, a compact crank (with a 32/48 tooth gear range), classic style, Shimano Tiagra components and TRP cable-actuated disc brakes.
I just said the Randonneur has everything that you want. If I’m wrong about that, and what you want includes a really bright generator headlight and Shimano 105 components, then check out the Randonneur Elite.
The dynamo light puts out what looks like 1000 lumens, certainly enough light to make you swear off rechargeable lights for good. The Shimano 105 parts pack an extra cog onto the rear hub (compared to the Tiagra 10-speed stuff) and you get an even lower low gear.