Christmas came a little early! Finally got my 2013 Specialized TriCross Steel! (ordered it back in Sept) Was really leaning towards a Surly Cross Check but wanted disc brakes. Wasn't too many other options available in steel. It's surprising how much it reminds me of a Long Haul Trucker, even has extra spoke holder on the chain-stay. So far I love it, only have about 20 miles on it because its rained just about every day I've had it so far. My only complain is the saddle, it's like sitting on the narrow edge of a 2x4. This is my first "road" bike. I've always had mountain bikes in the past. Amazing difference in climbing and speed. The thing just moves!