After trying my hand at road races and not really enjoying it too much I think I'm going to stick with TT's but enjoyed the race aspect so want to try my hand at CX races this Autumn & Winter.
I'm looking to build a CX bike that would be competitive but also have other uses, commuting, winter road and light touring.
I'd run a compact group set, require the frame to have full rack and mudguard mounts but also be light enough to race competitively, it's main duty would be for CX racing. Am I asking too much?
I've been looking at the Genesis Vapour as it seems to tick all the right boxes other than the chain set but this can be changed.
Is racing in CX on a compact not advised? What other bikes or frames should I be looking at?