Can I do it?
I don't know anything about cross bikes except for what I was able to pick up in this forum.
Perhaps if I state the current build sheet of my rig, then you guys can tell me what is need to be changed??
My bike is a heavily modified 2007 Jamis Aurora built our of Reynolds 520 steel
Fork: Stock chromoly
Headset: Crane Creek threadless
Shifters: Ultegra 9 brifters
Crankset: Truvativ Roleur Compact Double, 34/50
RD: An old 7spd RSX long cage out of my parts box
Brakes: Tektro Oryx Cantilever
Wheel, front: Mavic MA3, 32h, laced to 105 hub
Wheel, rear: Campagnolo Omega 19, 32h, laced to Ultegra hub
Tires: Bontrager Select 700x28
Saddle: Brooks B17, chopped
Cassette1: 12-25 9spd
Cassette2: 11-34 9spd (I use this one when I am towing the kid trailer... I live on a street with a substantial incline so the 34T is mainly to avoid the humiliation of walking up the hill after a long ride)
Besides some beefer tires, is there anything else I need?