i'm thinking of getting a specialized tricross. it's a lovely bike, and i will use it for everything: commuting and errands, cardio, light trails, maybe some races (no cyclocross in the area, unfortunately, all road), fun. i really wanted a road bike, but it's just not going to do everything i want.
i'm concerned about using this bike all the time though, namely because of theft. i live in a town of about 200,000 and bike theft isn't a BIG problem, but, and they usually target mountain bikes (dunno why), but it does happen. i don't want to ride around on a cheap bike anymore just because it might get stolen.
any tips, other than buy a really big lock?