I want a cross bike to use as a commuter/entry level racer. I am 6'6" and around 240 quite muscular and not as lite as the average cyclist. That said looking to spend anywhere between 800 and 1500 I am trying to figure out what bike I should get. My typical LBS only carries Trek and Specialized so I tested out a tricross sport and it wasn't bad but I don't want to limit myself to those two brands.
any suggestions would be much appreciated. thx