I currently have a 1991 Cannondale hybrid (H600 I think). Sturdy bike, been great for years with little maintenance. I'm looking for something new, thinking disc brakes, and like the sturdy features of the cyclocross I'm seeing. I just cannot get over the drops.
Can anyone recomend a straight bar cyclosrosss, hybrid or mountain bike to look at? I do not want front or back suspension, want quality components (Apex or 105 style above). Is putting a straight fork on a Cannondale CX1 my best option? Locking out the front fork is not what I want to do either. I will go offroad with it occasionally too.
CD SL1 and Trek 7.7 seem too roadbike like to me - am I wrong?
I keep thinking about how great a Tricross with straightbar would be, but probably not a big market for that style bike.