Well, I have bit of a dilemma. For the last month I have been struggling with what bike to purchase. The choice is between:
1. Specialized Crosstrail Pro Disk
2. Specialized Tricross Comp
I am 6'4", 200lbs, relatively good shape and I use riding a bike for fitness, enjoying the outdoors and just something fun to do. Primarily, on asphalt and hard packed bike paths, country roads with lots of hilly terrain, narrow roads that I could be forced onto the gravel shoulder and some off road trails (not hard rides at all). Most rides and under 20 miles and I never go overnight.
One day I think the Tricross is the way to go then I'm afraid it will not handle the country roads and gravel. Then the next day I lean towards the Crosstrail. I think the components on the Crosstrail are better but the geometry on the Tricross is better. Whew decision, decisions......
What are your opinions out there? I need help.