A good cross bike for Delaware/Raritan Canal rides?
I'm looking for a cheap, ride the trails for fun type of cross bike. I'm thinking something for the hard packed canal trails around Princeton as well as the road to get there. I think Jake (the Jake???) seems to the best bet. Should I bother kicking up to J.T. Snake or is it overkill? Is any of the Kona's a better deal than the Specialized Cross? I also saw a nice Trek XO-1 at the LBS, sweet - but more of a racer, right? What would you buy for $1000 or so?