i've been looking for a new bike and my goal from the start was to get something that i could ride on the road and on crushed limestone trails... i started looking at the hybrids and found myself loving road bikes more and more..
cyclocross at the moment seems to offer everything i want... i will place road tires on it and ride some of the really long events in the area, i would like to be able to do 60 miles or more on this bike.
also i want the Shimano 105 or better..
so thee questions, do cyclocross bikes make good road bikes?
and aluminum or steel?
i'll be doing a lot of hills, bumpy roads, and distance on limestone trails... is cyclocross the best for this
currently i'm looking at the lemand poprad disc and the trek xo 1... both are close in price, does anyone have any advice between these two or a better one in the same range or for less?