Hello Fellow Commuters,
I am currently riding my old Schwinn Frontier MTB with higher pressure tires 14 miles each way. 1st 2.5 miles are rough gravel roads. The rest of the way is paved high-traffic roads with 4 pretty long hills along the way. Thinking of moving into a lighter/faster ride. With the gravel part----what are your suggestions. My thoughts are either light touring bike or cyclecross--although I would be using it strictly as my commuter. Budget wise, I'm looking in the $500-$1000 range. Thanks for your input.