I'm considering a Ridley Crossbow for a CX bike. I am not going to race and really just want something to play on in bad weather and on trails. I really don't enjoy my mountain bike so I'm thinking a CX may fit my eye a lot more. I talked with my LBS and of course they pointed to a new Litespeed CX frame for $2800. Looks cool and all that but I can't even begin to justify that much frame for my intended use.
Back to the point. Is the Crossbow a decent ride? I have an Ultegra SL group just waiting for a frame and all I really need are tires, stem and brakes to complete any frame I decide I "need". Are there any other framesets in the $600 or less price range that I should be looking at?
Thanks for listening.