So I've started racing cross with my mt. bike and I think I have the bug bad enough that I'm considering a true cross bike. I've been doing some research and am looking mostly at at the Bianchi axis, Jake the Snake, and Lemond Poprad. I like the component set on the axis the best but it is the most expensive. I would probably feel the need to change the most on the Jake but it seems to be a favorite among cross racers around here so I figure it must be good. The poprad is well equipped and less expensive but it's steel and I figure it is probably heavy. My excuse for being a weight weenie is that I'm short (5'7") and I have to lift the bike a lot higher than you tall guys to get over the barriers. I really need to go and ride each one of them and decide which one is most comfortable but I'd like to have an idea of what each one weighs to see where my money is going. I'm riding a pretty well equipped bridgestone MB-1 that is less than 23lbs and I'd hate to drop $1000+ on a bike that's a bigger tank than what I have. So have any of you weighed your bikes? Do you have any other suggestions that'll help this decision?