Saw a friend race last fall and I want to try a few myself. I have been looking for a versatile bike that I can use as a city streets commuter that can also do some road work and also allow me to enter a few beginner cyclocross races.
Budget 1500 and below
If it matters, I'm a Clyde @ 6'3" 280
I rode and liked the Trek Crossrip Elite but I keep reading that leans more commuter would not be adequate for racing.
I will be ridding a Surly Cross Check today
Would love a All City Macho Man but it is slightly out of my budget
Initially preferred steel and disc brakes but at this point I'll just get what feels good and will allow me the versatility I want.