Advice required, new bike
I want to invest in a cyclocross. Im new to this, but beleive its worth investing in a good bike initially. Id be using it for everything really. Roads, offroad, maybe even race eventually...
I looked at a specialized tricross sport and thought it looked pretty good. After research online however, it seems i may be better spending a little more on the comp. The thing is Kona caught my eye. Unfortunately none of my local bike shops stock kona, so test riding isnt easy unfortunately. I beleive i could get a Specialized comp ordered in for testing, as the local bike shop has the tricross sport and has the comp available online. Should i just stick with the pool of bikes available locally, bikes i can actually test before buying? Or is buying "blind" online, based on reviews etc an option, worth the risk?
In all honesty, the tricross sport was more than i wanted to spend. But as i say, after much research, ive realised that most of the time, you get what you pay for and i think id rather invest in the best bike i can afford.
Are there any others i should be considering?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated,