At least that is one of the questions.
I'm a commuter, not into racing or mountain biking, but sometimes I want to go out on a high paced 40+ mile ride, and sometimes I want to hit the singtrack at the park. Plus my commute sometimes takes me into dirt/gravel paths.
Currently I have a hybrid built for commuting but have recently started thinking about getting a CX bike because it seems to be the all-in-one bike for my needs.
Now, is it a viable solution to buy pieces and parts and build it up from scratch, with the held of the wrenchers at the LBS of course, would is buying a new one the route to take.
Keep in mind:
- I commute 25 miles a day
- I'm a broke bastard
- I can replace the crank in a small block chevey but still haven't been able to adjust my bikes brakes properly
- I'm a big fella, 305lbs down from 330 a month ago and will probably be around 275 when I get my CX
any input from you guys would surely be appreciated, as you seem to know your **** pretty well