I just got a frame and need some help on building up an all-purpose cross bike that might get raced:
I don't want to spend alot, but would make an exception if cost/benefit is good.
typically, what groupo works well? 105, XT, LX or Ultegra or a mix (is campy worth it)? What component is best where?
Wheels: just a couple suggestions would do, though I should just build some up myself...
*Should* I get the inline brake levers for top of bars? or is that not really necessary?
is rear cassette size of 12-27 best?
brakes: if Avid's suck, then what else is there (not v-brakes)?
Thanks in advance for your time!