So I'm after a super versatile bike that can do centuries, trails, singletrack, roads, whatever I put in front of it, and do it all with some degree agility and poise. This probably won't be a daily commuter, I have my fixed gears for that.
Should I just get a Cross Check? I can get a Cross Check complete, brand new for a little over $700.
Other than that, what should I look at? Used Tricross? I was thinking about a Soma Double Cross because I like my Rush so well, but I don't think that build would stay under a grand.
So take it away guys. Is the Cross Check really as versatile and awesome as everyone says, or is there a better choice?