I have a 07 Kona Jake, that I used doing practice rides with some local cat 1/2 riders in my hometown. I really am starting to get into the sport, so since I am in Iraq I have been doing tons of cardio and calisthenics in order to train for the season when I get home. My goal is to get to cat 3 my first season, I know its a pretty big goal, but I think I can do it. I'm not saying this counts but I do a life fitness bike at 22-23mph for a hour, then I will run 3-5 miles. Anyways, my real question is should I buy a new cx bike with a $2200 Budget, or upgrade my jake, and buy a road bike with the upgrads?
What would be a good race bike? I have been looking at the Kona Major Jake, does anyone have any suggestions?