Hi everyone. I was within seconds of phoning my local Evans Cycles shop and asking them to get a Specialized Tricross Disc 2012 in as I really like the look of it and the review. I had already been up there and have sat on the Genesis equivalent (CdF I think) and it seems nice. I like the position on these style bikes, where you are more part of the bike than you are with say a mountain bike - If you get what I mean. However just as I was about to reserve it, a work colleague told me that on the long run, it i much more comfortable being in an upright position on a hardtail mountain bike over a longer period of time - as opposed to the hunched position of being on a hybrid/racing bike. I'll be using the bike for an 11 mile commute and C2C. Please somebody give their thoughts so I can figure what the best move to make is. I really want to get a bike!!! People keep giving me advice that is a spanner in the works!