Crosscheck for racing?
Is the Crosscheck a legitimate 'cross racer or just too much of a boat anchor? Even though this is related to the previous thread regarding the Crosscheck weight, I didn't want to hijack that thread so I'm posting this seperately. I had a Bianchi San Jose that I bought earlier this year intending to use it as a commuter/rain bike. A couple of weeks ago I decided that I wanted gears so I sold it. I'm thinking about building up a Crosscheck as a replacement. The CC seems to be the perfect choice, durable steel frame with the option of gears or fixed/ss. The problem I'm having is that this bike will also be a pit bike for races. I'm just a weekend warrior racing Master Bs so a pound or so isn't life or death but some of the built weights I've seen quoted or the CC are around 25# - which seems really heavy for racing. Any thoughts?