Hi, first time posting on WW, long time lurker. I come from a tri/TT background so CX is all new to me. I've done 4 races so far (I live in Mass.) and I'm completely hooked on CX. I'm borrowing a friend's pit bike and with the season almost done I've decided to do some research over the winter, look for bargains etc and build a bike in the spring. Looking for thoughts on every detail, want it light but will sacrifice weight for reliability. The bike I'm riding now comes in just over 18 lbs (its a Spooky Al frame, Alpha q fork, Mavic Ksyrium SL, Ritchey WCS stem/seatpost, SRAM Force shifters/der, and Paul? canti's).
Looking to spend about $3k and must haves include 1 x 11, hydr discs, tubeless wheels/tires. Not sure about frame material (steel, Al, carbon). I can get 30% off Trek from my local LBS/Team. I'd probably just buy a Trek Boone if it came in 1 x 11 with discs but no luck with that. So I could get either the Boone or Crockett frame for $1729 or $651 respectively. other than the softer ride of the Boone, Crockett seems to be a much better value and weight wise probably similar (must say not a fan of the colors of either one so open to other frames) and would give me $ to spend on wheels. Also a friend has a Sram Force CX-1 crankset i can get cheap.
Frame? used is also an option
Wheels? (Iron Cross, Grail?) (i weigh 77 kg if that matters)
seatpost, stem, bars?
Thanks for any help.