Fellow Bike Geeks:
After some shopping and test rides, I am planning to make a purchase with my hard earned cash for a Specialized Tricross Comp at ~$2 bills. My riding will be mostly paved surfaces, although some are very rough, some light dirt paths, grocery hauling, 20 mile fitness rides and some bike path riding. Any suggestions for swapping any of the stock components upon purchase and my negotiations with my LBS, based upon my anticipated riding environment and style?
I am 6' and 210 lbs. Planning to purchase the 58cm frame, wth 25c or 28c Continental Grand Pri 4000 tires or Specialized Armadillos.
Here are the stock specs on the Tricross Comp:
Any input or suggestions for considering in this purchase are welcome, particularly from those familiar with the Tricross. Thanks!