I am looking for a new CX/touring bike, and I have an opportunity to buy a 2004 Novara Element, and a 2001 Trek XO1. I am already buying the Novara, but I am considering buying the trek also. Does anyone have an opinion on which one is better. I am looking for a bike that I can use for touring, while being used off road. I am not really going to be using it for racing, as I am recovering from an ACL surgery. Does anyone know if the Novara has mounts for a rack at all? Any input would be helpful.