Since the Cutthroat is largely a MTB frame, the Q factor is wider (i.e. the pedals are further apart). Would love to know if people actually notice that in practice. Or does it feel just like a road bike?
I have a fat bike and the Q factor is enormous on it. I certainly notice it, but that's at the extreme end of the scale.
I'm getting real close to pulling the trigger and building up a Cutthroat to replace my Vaya!
I only do 5+ hour rides on occasion but seem to adjust if it's an epic day with old school, "boost" or fat bike. That's from someone who's aging body is starting to have wear problems.
The Q factor or type of bike is more like adjusting to my wife's vs my car and what I find really important is a bike that just feels and handles well. I'm sure it could be far more important for others.
Sorry to not have any opinion on the bike models. I checked them out while shopping, Vaya the most, but fell in love with a pretty much unused Fargo. I've spent big on plastic frame and fancier parts for my trail bike but am heavy metal for gravel.