I have read these post about these cyclocross bikes and have a couple of questions. This may just be the bike I have been looking for. I have a road bike and a comfort mountain bike. I have found I enjoy the road bike more but hit areas that make me wish I was on the comfort mountain bike. I do a lot of road ridding and some trail ridding. I am in central Florida so the thrill of off road mountians are just a dream. I dont ride in soft sand it is mostly hard dirt trails. One question is ridding sidewalks and then running off to cross the road you sometimes hit the pavement where it is an inch or so high. On the cyclocross bikes would this be a problem with the rims? I know on my road bike Im sure it would crunch them pretty good. The other question is on these bikes I have read from a post that there are a few other differences besides tires that make it a cyclocross bike. I am looking for a bike to do a lot of road ridding and some light trail ridding with. Is this the bike for me?