So weighing my options for the ~$1000 I want to spend on a cross bike. It seems the components on a stock Las Cruces or Poprad outweigh the Crosscheck enough that maybe waiting for a used LC/Poprad is worth it.
I was also a little concerned about the weight of the Crosscheck. I saw a weight somewhere of 23.3 lbs complete for a 42cm. I have a touring bike that weighs 23, and it's a 56 and I think I even weighed it with a bottle of water on board.
Being in Los Angeles the majority of my riding is on the street, and the cross country typically consists of abandoned streets running through Griffith Park or Elysian Park. So I really need something nimble on the street, as well as solid in the urban backcountry.
Any thoughts, well appreciated.