I stumbled onto this forum tonight and it is a goldmine of information! I have a cheap road bike and an old MTB and am looking to buy a new bike that I can use for doing some off-roading as well as some road biking. All of my research has lead me to cyclo cross bikes. The racing sounds like so much fun but for now, I'm not looking to spend more than $1500 on a bike.
I'm wondering if there are bikes out there that would be good for someone my size, though. I'm a female, 5'3" and only weigh 100 pounds. Does anyone have recommendations for bikes/brands that would be good for someone that is my small size?? I was looking at the JTS tonight but their smallest frame is 49cm and even though they didn't have one in the store for me to try out, I am thinking that will be too big for me...