1st bike purchase in a while...finally settled on a cyclocross but need advice
Hi. I was convinced I needed a hybrid but after a few weeks of test rides and much research, I am now set on a cyclocross. My quest originally started looking for a light hybrid or flat bar road bike capable of being a good street commuter but also solid on loose dirt and bike paths. My LBS and a few posters recommended a cyclocross. I was unaware of what they were and after some due diligence, here I am. I am 6'2". Not sure if height is an issue but just in case. I will be riding 25 miles per day round trip to and from work. 50/50 street and loose dirt path. I've looked at Kona Jake model, Salsa Casserole, and researched Bianchi Volpe, All City Space Horse, and Swobo a bit. I'm looking to buy/order this week and appreciate comments and input. Price range preferred $600-1,000, but willing to spend a couple hundred more if it makes a significant difference. Thanks in advance.!