I moved to a hillier area (7-10%) and it's killing me. I am 65 with one kneecap (lost in 1971) and somewhat in good shape. I have a Lemond Buenos Aires triple (52/42/30) crankset and 12-25 cassette. But I am having more trouble then I use to in the hills. I do good on the mountain bike, but I don't want to use it for the street. So I guess my question is, do I get a touring bike or ?. On my Lemond I only use the lowest 50% of the gearing. Only use large chainring on downhills. I have outgrown the average speed thing. What is available out there with lower gearing, but not a slug? Does a cyclocross bike fit in this category?