On Friday I ordered a new 07 Specialized Tricross Sport because it seemed to meet my requirements:
- Road bike "style"
- Rack mounts to mount Burley rack to pull child on Burley Piccolo trailercycle.
- Fender mounts
- Wide range of gears with sub 1.0 gear ratio for going uphills while pulling 60+ lbs of child + trailercycle
- Around $1,000.
Most touring bikes and other cyclocross didn't have the low gears; that's why I went with the Tricross.
It should be in this week, but now I've been reading about all the fork shudder problems, and I'm concerned, especially given all the extra weight I will be loading on it. I don't want the CF fork snapping on me and my daughter while I'm slowing down on some high speed descent!
Any suggestions/advice? Should I cancel the order? Is there a particular steel fork that I should use instead? Anyone have an 07 Tricross Sport with no fork shudder problems? Should I wait and see whether my particular bike has the problem?