Other than being made fun of, what are the disadvantages of road racing with a cross bike?
I can only really afford one geared bike. My current road bike is sized slightly too small so I am buying a new frame in January and will do a parts swap. Right now I'm trying to decide between getting a road racing frame or a CX frame (Fort Storm vs. Fort CrossMax). I'd have a spare wheelset so I could swap between tire sizes/gearing. I'd like to start racing next year in the local crit series, but I don't know how much riding on a CX frame would hinder me or if it's even allowed. I would also like to start racing CX next winter.
Just wondering if anyone else here is in the same boat or has any ideas.