Just want to satisfy my curiosity. I am not a cross racer but just bought a Colnago Cross bike for general commuting and some variation on my road bike around the local country. Down here in Australia CX bikes are almost impossible to get. The Colnago was actually a demo bought into Australia which obviously didn't sell - hence the price I got it for.
I was a couple of hundred miles from home when I found the bike and I had to buy without sizing correctly in the shop - didn't have shoes to clip in! It was a great deal - I think, maybe, perhaps!!! My concern is the set up. Seat height, is OK and I think I have the seat / pedal set fine. But the actual top tube is about 2 - 2.5" shorter than my road bike, so I tend to keep pushing back on the seat. I have read they cross frames can be shorter than standard road frames. Is this correct? This frame is much more compact than my road frame.
PS I really don't have a lot of choice as it is too expensive to give up on - or explain to the wife!!