I've had my Boardman CX for about 6 months now, using it mainly for commuting. This weekend I used it for a proper off road ride.
When your decending steep stuff ie 10% to 25% steep, I felt too low using the drops (ie I felt like I really had to crank my neck to see where I was going), although that was the best place to get the most power of the brakes. Does it feel a bit odd ie compared to mtb decending steep stuff, and thats how it is?
Gear wise as well, the outer ring was near redundant, and I thought on a couple of occassions I could have done with a bit of a lower gear. What gear do people use for proper off road/3 peaks race?
What did amaze me was that in the mud it was actually a lot more grippy than the mtb! I also got a Strava KOM on a decent too