I'm jumping into cross this year. I have about 850 or so to spend on a frame.
Ive decided on three different frames and would like some help.
I plan to use this bike for commuting as well as general winter training and of course racing.
The Three frames:
Van Dessel Hole Shot - Cheapest of the lot at $700. No fender mounts, but can carry a water bottle. dont know much about them as a company...
Ridley X-Ride. Most expensive of the lot, no fenders or water bottle. Race oriented. yay belgium.
Specialized Tricross Expert - seems to be a hybrid kind of cx bike, but $880 for a cx frame with cf seat stays and an sworks fork seems like a great deal. it can take bottles and fenders.