I have a 2007 Surly Crosscheck complete bike that I bought new for use primarily for occasional commuting and to backup my road bike. I'm thinking about jumping into cyclocross this fall when the season starts up. I'm curious what people suggest would be the best bang-for-the-buck options to get the bike ready for cyclocross season. The complete specs on the bike can be found here: http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...heck&Type=bike
I'm not looking to spend a ton of money. Just advice as to the best things to consider to maybe lighten her up some and improve performance for $500 or less.