Hi,

I am gearing up to purchase my first nice bike. I have decided to buy a cyclocross as an all around-bike, that will mostly be used in the city or on paved paths. I am looking to spend around 1000 and have narrowed it down based on price and what is available at my LBS. I am strongly considering the Diamondback Steilacoom and the Trek Crossrip. I was wondering what peoples opinions are on these two models. I am also open to other suggestions, but will likely be purchasing one of these two.

Thanks