I was wondering what people's thoughts were on the 2007 Jamis Nova which has a Reynolds 631 steel frame. How does this compare to the Specialized TriCross Sport, Fuji Cross Comp, or even the newer Jamis Nova models which are aluminum. It seems like people really like steel and that there are major benefits, but then why don't any of the major brands still sell them in cyclocross bikes?

I'm having a hard time deciding what type of cyclocross bike to get. I will most likely purchase something used that I find a good deal on since my current bike is an old Magna Mountain Bike. Anything will be an improvement. Does anyone have any other suggestions on particular models or what to stay away from?