Student with commute
I am a student living in the city and am planning on moving about 2 miles off campus next fall. I will be doing 2 miles to and from classes everyday and about a mile ride to and from work on the weekends. I have heard great things about the cyclocross bikes, but wasn't sure they would be able to take the beating of jumping on and off curbs or going over the occasional pothole. I currently have a Trek 4300 (intro mtb), but I suspect the long distances everyday call for a more suitable bike. Is a cyclocross bike right for me, or should I stick with a mtb? Will there be a significant change in prices/availability between now and August (impossible to predict the future, but just an estimate).
Bikes I have been considering: c-dale cyclocross, trek xo1, jake the snake, felt, c-dale bad boy.