I'm looking to purchase a new ride and think a cycle cross bike is the way to go for me. It's mostly for everyday use like commuting, but I will be doing some open road riding as well. I'd rather spend decent money on a single bike than spread my money across several different bikes. Now the problem... I weigh in around 285lbs. I expect this to drop with the more riding I do, but for now it is what it is. Therefore, I'm concerned about the abuse this bike will take. I am under the impression that if the bike had a front shock it would ease the abuse. Any truth to this? If so, are there cycle cross bikes with front a front shock, or could it be an aftermarket addition?