I have a few questions, and any help would be much appreciated! I am new to biking, but have decided to try out a Century ride with Team In Training here in NorCal. I'm planning on getting a bike for this ride, but haven't gotten anywhere in exactally what to get. Additionally, I will be using this new bike for comuting, and paved trail riding with a MTB buddy. As you can see I'm asking alot of a bike...
The bikes I've looked at and like are the Specialized Sirrus hybrids, which I'm unsure if this will be acceptable as a Century bike/lots of miles (I assume that a hybrid with front shocks is OUT for century)?And the Specialized Sequoia...which essentially is designed for long distance, but probably not the best commuter/fun bike? I'm not sold 100% on only Specialized BTW.
Another thought was a cyclecross bike, but again, same questions on compatibility on Century rides.
Since I'm new to biking, and going to tackle a century, And trying to get something I can train/fun on too any advice from you fine people would be MUCH appreciated!