Raleigh Comfort or Cross. What's the diff?
Hi, my name is David. I live in the Texas Gulf Coast area.
I am about to buy my first bike in many years, (I had a Schwinn Continental 25 years ago), & haven't ridden in a long time, and i'm waiting for a local bike shop not to far away to get a Raleigh SC30 05 comfort bike in in my size. It's the one they recommended after asking my interest's, and my pocket book. First a chat friend suggested the class to me. The LBS also discussed the Raleigh Cross to me, but recommended the comfort, since I'm not planning on doing any off roading.
However i'm still on the fence about the difference between the Raleigh Comfort, and Cross, since the man said the bikes tires could be swapped and used on either class, and that was about what made them different. On the Raleigh web site, there was no mention of off roading about the cross. They seem to be pretty much the same bike, except for a change of tires, and sometimes gears. But I see these alterations within the styles as well, and am really confused as the difference between the two classes.
What's the basic difference, and what are they both designed for? I'm going to be 99.9% of the time on the local Asphalt roads of my small town. But am curious which one would be better suited for the long haul, if I decide to go a long ways. Also I might mention there are no hills around here, and the land is pretty flat.