Hello all, I am a newbie to this site. I am looking for a comfortable bike to use mostly on 1-2 hour long rides on limestone gravel trails (flat with some hills). I have a Raleigh M-80 that's a good bike, but I need something that is more comfortable to ride--less hunched over because of frequent neck and back pain. I was looking at the Specialized Expedition Comp Disc. This seems to have the best components in the category... but i wonder if its suitable for gravel trails (tires fat and knobby enough?)...other bikes i was looking at include the raleigh SC200 DX, the Fisher Nirvana S, Napa and Cronuis (although the Cronus doesn't seem to have a front shock for some reason), Giant Sedona LX, Trek 4300/4500.
I would appreciate anyone's thoughts. thanks!