so, i know this is primarily a MTB forum, but i have a question regarding the Cannondale Capo. its a SS road bike, and i'm wondering how it might hold up as a commuter/light trail (pseudo-cyclocross?) bike if the only thing i were to do was throw a set of skinny knobbies on it.

i'd really only use it to tool around town to pick up mail, etc. and probably use it as a trainer in the winter, ride the rail trails and forest service roads around here when the singletrack is too sloppy.

any road to trail conversion knowledge out there?

another option would be to get the 1FG, put some drop bars on it and thinner, smoother rubber, but i like the lightweight of the Capo.