Getting my first cyclocross soon and debating the merits of the above. Planning on getting a second front gear on the Salsa to level the playing field if thats the direction I go. Use would be for recreational trail riding in CO, commuting and racing for fun (in that order). The Salsa is a couple lbs lighter out of the box but lacks the disc brakes (and the potential for them as well). Curious on thoughts around this topic. Is this something i really need or a nice luxury? Both the same price. Or any other suggestions as well. Appreciate the help.