Ok, I am looking at these 2 bikes, like the tires and carbon fiber front end on the Elite, vs. the Crossroads with the wider tires and suspension forks with lockout. I do like the disc brakes on the Crossroads, but they are not a dealbreaker. I ride mainly on rural hiways and county roads, not much gravel or trail. I am leaning toward the Elite, they are priced comparable. I bought a Giant Sedona a few months back in a large frame, but need an XL. Just got back into riding after 45 years, but have put almost 500 miles on it in 3 months. Giant did not make the Sedona in a XL frame, and did not want to spend too much till I knew how much I'd like it. Well, I will be buying something different. Anyone with thoughts or experience, feel free to share opinions.
Thanks in advance.