I'd been looking for a good hybrid/dual sport to be able to do rail trails and road biking. Either they leaned too far to the road spectrum and were unsuitable for rails trails or they were to mountain bikey and sucked on roads....
They someone suggested cyclocross bikes... These are quite the jump in price starting at a grand, but they seem to nail my desires... a great road bike that can still hit the rail trails.
But why do they start at a grand when the hybrids start at $500 and top out just over a grand?
Am I getting in over my head to start out with a cyclocross bike?
The only ones I could afford are likely the entry level models. Are these still going to be quality bikes or am I better off getting an top like hybrid?
So I'm comparing the Specialized Tricross, Trek Lane, Fuji Cross to say the Trek DS 8.5, etc...
What do to... what to do???