I am new to cycling, I am 50 and my wife is 53, we currently both ride Big Box Schwinn mountain Bikes and are looking for new bikes. We ride about 60% road and 40% bike trails (Mostly gravel). We will be keeping our Mountain Bikes for the few times that we do ride the local MTB trails around here. I went to the Local Bike Shop and they carry Specialized and Schwinn. Just want to get some ideas and see what the opinions are. I am impressed with the Specialized Cross Trail and my wife is divided between the Cross Trail or the Cross Road for herself. The cross Road is more of an upright Comfort bike,
What are your opinions on these.