I am considering my first road bike. I will mostly commute 30 miles round trip via rural highways. Southwestern Michigan (Kalamazoo) generally has flat terrain with some rolling hills. I have been looking at the Trek 1500, Specialized Allez Elite, and Felt F70 road bikes, but I like the cyclocross' ability to do everything reasonably well. Tonight I saw a Motobecane Fantom Cross on Ebay for $650. It looks like a decent bike and has an MSRP of $1,400. I want to support my LBS, but this seems like a great deal. Does anyone have any experience with this bike or Motobecane in general? Is a CX the right bike for my needs?
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Thanks in advance!