Hi all first post to the forum,
I wanted to get back into biking so I went to my local bike shop and asked for a cross bike. After about 20 min in the store I bought a Fuji Cross 1.3 equipped with mostly Sram Rival components (not familiar with this brand, I have had Shimano and Campagnolo in the past). I guess I am a bit of an idiot because I had always thought that my last bike, a Klein Adept, that I bought new in the early 90s was a cross bike. I have been told now that the Adept I had was a hybrid bike and not a cross bike. ...*sigh* I couldn't even remember that the Klein had straight handlebars and not drop handle bars like the Fuji.
So what is a cross bike and will it be suitable for light trails and riding around San Francisco? From the looks of it I don't see why not, but I wonder if I would be better off getting a hybrid.
I am also not really familiar with the brand Fuji, but based on the price I suspect the quality is not of the same level as my old Klein. Also, the other thing that I realized was that the cabling is on the top of the tube instead of inside the tubing...is that normal?
Thanks in advance for any advice.