I'm hoping to buy a Specialized Tricross. A local guy has an '06 Comp for sale for $1000 firm - about 1000 miles on it, all on the roads, good shape.
Looked at an '08 at the shop and the big difference seems to be they've added carbon fiber seat stays with Zertz inserts, which seems like it could be significant in terms of trail comfort.
I'm buying the bike for some trail workouts (groomed stuff) and for winter commuting - not a racer. But it will probably be my only bike. The new bike is $1850. Worth nearly 2x the price?
I appreciate any thoughts!