Are folding bicycles and mini bicycles the only road bicycles that have full suspensions? Lately I've been wanting to get a faster bicycle for riding around town. At this time I have a rigid frame recumbent with dual 20" wheels and a comfort bicycle with 26" wheels and a 32cc motor. The comfort model has a front suspension which I really like. It has a Thudbuster suspension seat post that works great too. I can fly over bumps on it in comfort.
The recumbent is really more comfortable than the "comfort" bicycle on smooth roads but the weight distribution is very uneven, which makes it a bit twitchy on gravel. Its 20" wheels make it a handful on bumpy roads.
Having a conventional bicycle would be much safer to ride on the icy roads during the Montana winter months. Having a suspension would add to the riding experience.
The Specialized Crossroads is a bike with 700c wheels, a front suspension, and an inexpensive suspension seat post. It's just a different type of comfort bicycle. It is probably a little heavier than a good mini bike with a suspension.
If anyone knows of some full suspension road or touring bicycles that cost around $600 or less please let me know and I will look them up on the internet.