I have been looking for a bike I can start using for CX (and I do not want to build it up), and I was wondering: the Surly or the Salsa?
This may be my first "real" bike, apart from some beaters and disposable x-mart mtbs driven through hell (and I regret even buying them), and changing into the best cycling sport the Midwest can offer: CX.
I'm thinking of swapping the Surly's derailleurs (front and rear) into some Deore LX's.
I like the Surly's capability as a frame, but I also want a mean, CX orientated machine.
If anyone has pictures of their build (salsa or surly), could you post ;em up? I want to compare.