i'm comtemplating purchasing the specialized crosstrail.
the difference between the base and sport models as i see it are:
7-speed base; 8-speed sport,
shimano altus vs acera rear derailleur,
single wall vs double wall rims,
integrated brake levers with the shimano shifters for the base and specialized linear pull brake levers on the sport.
the sport model is 140 usd more than the base model, are these differences worth that much really?