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cannondale caadx vs macho man vs other. I need a new cross frame
im in the market for my first geared cross bike- i spent all of last year doing ss on my nature boy. The all city is an awesome bike but a bit heavy. Also, Ive got a campy record 10 speed groupset just lying around so I need a new bike to put it on. I can get an amazing deal on a caadx with tiagra 10 and sell all of the parts to make way for my campy. I can also get a macho man but I fear its heavy like my nature boy.
Are caadx's a decent racing cross bike? I know they have rack mounts and slightly more relaxed geometry than some other frames, but are they race worthy? I have not seen (m)any at local races but perhaps thats because everyone rides silly carbon bikes.
Is the Macho Man worth a weight penalty for its durability and nice ride?
Lastly, are there any other cheap cross frames out there (even online) which are race worthy?
Im leaning towards the caadx but thanks for the recommendations.