That's fair. I rushed through posting this, and did forget some information. The reason I'm looking at those 3 frames specifically is because, while I have saved enough to build a new bike, I am still on a college student budget. I've set my budget so that I don't completely blow all the money I have saved, so that I do still have money left over for race entries, gas, tubes/tires, etc
. They're all relatively close in price, with the Planet-X being the upper end of how much I want to spend on a frame. That said, that puts the Giant way over budget! I wish I could afford one, those are easily one of my favorite frames!
As far as info about me, to help with the "Other" option, I'm 5'9" 145lbs. I've been racing mountain bikes and cyclocross for a while, and crits the last couple of years on my cross bike. I like a more race-y position, even though it'll see a lot more training and group rides. With this build, light weight comes second next to reliability. I do a lot of rides out on country roads, where I'm fairly far away from people, so I want to keep it relaible, but I do enjoy a light bike obviously!
I'm not a super explosive rider and not too heavy, so I don't need the absolute stiffest bike possible.
Anyways, hope that helps! and thank you to everyone who has responded!