A few weeks ago a buddy of mine let me borrow his cross bike for a race and I fell in love. My first passion will always be road racing, but 'cross tickles me in a different way
My only issue now is I need a bike for next season (I broke my pelvis two weeks ago in a training accident, so this is a long term ambition). I ride a S-Works Tarmac w/ Red, so using that as a cross half-breed is out of the question. I don't want to spend a ton on a new bike and I want some William's Cycling Tubulars, so what kind of frame/bike should I look for?
I know, as far as road goes, there is the CAAD Cult because that frame is awesome for the money and I was wondering if 'cross had anything similar. I want a good bike and I'm willing to pay for it; I just want something that is budget friendly.
Thanks in advance! This sport is sick!
I forgot to ask, how does road frame size transfer to 'cross frame sizing?