So after a season off from riding, I have moved 3 times and no longer own any bikes. The riding season is pretty short here in montana and I would like to get a bike asap. I'm thinking a Cyclocross would be better here compared to a standard road bike due to the horrible state of roads here. My spending limit is around $800 unless I wait a month (which I don't want to do). I've been looking at these two guys (Bikes Directs Gravity Zilla and Zilla XX) and am curious if the XX is worth the extra $300? Or would the standard Zilla be ok for daily communiting and 1-2 hours a day of training for next season? http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/zilla_xx.htm ($800) or http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/zilla.htm ($500) Thanks Also, could there be a production bicycle in this price range I am overlooking?