I know all you pros get tired of us BUT really a forum like this is the only spot to get usefull info. I currently have a Schwinn and want something a little better suited for the road. 90% of my riding is leisure and on the road. I have a mile of dirt/rock, gravel riding from my home to the asphalt. I'm 65 years old so I'm not a hard core rider.
Schwinn is a Mesa MTB. Weighs in at 34# as dressed. Have been looking at Trek, Specialized and Cannondale MTB bikes that are lighter than the Schwinn. Then a shop showed me the CycloCross stuff. I think it's the best of all worlds for me.
It looks like Fuji Road Cross at $1200 or the Bianchi Axis at $1400 are two descent choices of CycloCross bike.
Please give me your opinions.
Thanks for taking the time to respond.
Also I have a ThudBuster seat post - which is one of the best $'s I've spent. I spend all my time on the seat - so BUTT comfort is primary.
Thanks to all of you that are taking the time to respond. I'm going to take your suggestions and my check book to the bike shop next week.