I currently own a CAAD10 Force 2 in size 60cm, which fits me well.
I am looking to get a CX bike for recreational riding, don't think I will be doing any races. I like the idea of rear rack availability in case I want to use it as a light touring or commuting bike.
From what I have read I should be sizing down on the frame compared to my road bike. Is that is only a recommendation for people who plan on racing the bike? Is it safe to assume you size down to make getting off and on the bike easier for going over obstacles or is it to have a tighter geo due to shorter sprints during CX races?
If I don't plan on racing it would it be "OK" to get a bike with a similar size/geo to what I have now?
I was looking at 3 bikes right now:
Cannondale CAADX 105
[Bikes Direct] Motobecane Cross TI Pro
My price range is under $2000 [closer to 1600 if possible]. Its not going to overtake my CAAD10 as a daily rider, but I like the idea of CX so I want to venture into it, and I can use it during the winter to ride].
Given my budget and listed bikes, what you recommend? The Motobecane isn't currently available in 58.