About to buy a cross bike - advise please
Hi all - been reading/searching for a few weeks now. First time poster. Anyway, I am moving on from my old mountain bikes, as I'm doing a lot more trails, both paved and limestone. My average ride is between 20-40 miles. I've ruled out Fitness type bikes, as I would rather have more of a road bike position. My contenders are FX35 Felt (maybe a 15.. great deals out there), Trek XO1, and the Cannondale 'cross 5. They all seem to have largely the same components, but different styles, geometry. Assuming they are all comfortable, are there any large considerations for one brand over the other? Any bike I'm missing? I'd like to be in the $1500 range, more or less. Thanks in advance.