First, howdy to all. My first post here.
I currently ride a Tricross Singlecross for commuting purposes. I would like to use it more for running to the store etc. but due to location in the city would require several trips over hills. I need to check out my chain this weekend but I believe it has "stretched" (I know this isn't correct, but everyone knows what I mean).
Anywho, I've been wanting to try out Cyclocross as well as doing a Triathlon. Now, I'd probably start with a sprint level, as I am not a strong swimmer. I'm working on it though.
With that in mind I'm trying to work out the best way to pull this off. Best doesn't necessarily mean cheapest but I'm not made of money. I've also fallen in love with the Yeti Arc X. I'm considering buying it (need to find out where I could test it first) and converting my single speed to multi. Yeti could be for cyclo and my new multi Tricross for commuting still as well as the Tri. If the Tri stuff goes well, I could spring for a nice road bike later.
Keeping in mind I won't be in the Tri to win it obviously at first.... would the Tricross as a multi be sufficient? Or would it put me at significant disadvantage that I should consider other options?
Or is there some other option out there?