I can't deny it, I'm lured to CX bikes as an occasional commuter/long range trail scoping device/something for a change. C2W seems a good option to get something under the radar of the missus ("its for work etc etc").
But, I know a grand total of zero about CX bikes. The frames, the groupsets, the parts etc - nothing. So for a grand, what is the best kinda thing money can buy? It'd be nice not to spend the full amount and get something for £700 or whatever which might be nearly as good as something at a grand...
Looking at PlanetX (seems a good place to start for all things deviant), theres this which seems really good VFM vs other stuff I've seen:
But, I like steel.
So obviously I've looked at the Genesis CdF but thats a little over budget. May get a cheap 2014 one under a grand if I shop around... Theres this too:
Alfine hub kind of appeals...
I really like the look of Genesis bikes...
I'd be very interested in the Orange RX9 but at 1099 its over budget.
Any ideas/views? Seen Cotic seem to have stopped their CX bike (is the Escapade the new CX/do-it-all frame?) otherwise that'd have been on the list.