Looking for a CX bike to take on some back mt roads and maybe a few races per yr. I did the Rapha Race on my super6 w/ 25c now hooked I don't want to beat up my supersix on those back road adventures plus limited on size of tires I can run. I'm thinking disc brakes would be cool to have, similar modulation I might have from my MTBs. Plus hated the cable shutter I had from a cheaper Origin8 frameset number of yrs ago.
Budget is around $2500 for complete or built up, cheaper the better if complete cuz I can upgrade the crappy wheels from the start. I still have the take off 105's shifters and D's from my super6 laying around.
On the radar and still waiting for some shops to even get the new 2014 bikes
Felt FX5 - rival - carbon!
Focus AX 1.0 - hydro rival
Crux either complete of E5 frameset
Salsa warbird (can get frameset for $900)
Kona Jake the snake build up (frameset is $600)
any thoughts? Opinions?