I think I just found the bike I want to pull the trigger on. Motobecane Fantom Cross @ bikes direct. Yes it is at bikesdirect and yes I understand what that means. I am more interested in hearing from the knowlege of this group if my logic is correct.
I am 6'6" and weigh in at about 280lbs. Up until about two years ago I use to only ride mountain bikes. I moved to Seattle and tried this road bike thing and I really like it especially as I am getting older. I am currently riding a used road bike and I would now like to buy a new nice road bike. I am thinking a cross bike is good because it does not take much with my dimensions to be diffcult on a bike. I am thinking a cross bike will give me the versitility I am looking for which is to be able to ride some maintained dirt roads from time to time and do some road work. I am not looking to do mountain biking and I am not looking to do more then 15 to 20 miles on the road at a time.
I would love to hear some feedback.