I currently have a road bikes and a hybrid bike. I only use the hybrid on paths, and trails of crushed limestone. I am planning a ride with my son in May to go on from St Louis to Kansas City on a Rail-to-trail path of cushed limestone. Its 245 miles nd we should do it in 3 days. I was going to use my hybrid, but I don't like riding it too long because of the straigth handle bars and lack of hand positions. Therefore, I am considering selling my hybrid (Trek 7.6 FX) and buying a cyclocross baike for the non road rides. I would also use the bike on rainy days. Is this an overkill buying a cyclocross bike since I probably won't be doing and cyclo racing?
I was looking at the Specialized Tricross Comp....any thoughts on it?