Hey Bike Forums,
I'm a noob to the cycling world. My interest in cycling began when a friend convinced me to start commuting by bike, then got into the single speed/ fixed gear scene, then I rode my first real bike, a 2006 Bianchi Axis, and never looked back. I'm looking to buy my first real bike as soon as I have the money. I am interested in cyclocross bikes mainly for commuting, but also for road racing, cyclocross racing, light off-road trails (single track, gravel roads etc.)
I can only afford one bike so I think a cyclocross bike is the way to go. I am planning on buying a Gravity Liberty CXD from BikesDirect ASAP. I will have a bike fitting done at a local shop for $50 once I get the bike, and also have any maintenance that may need to be done (like wheel trueing, disc rotor truing, etc).
I am new to the cycling world. I have a ton of questions in regards to cycling. Any helpful guidance would be greatly appreciated.