Bad Idea? : Dawes Lightning Cross
Hey yaLL, Looking for some input.
Ok, I am eyeing the idea of getting the Dawes Lightning Cross. The Dawes is about all I can afford. Link: Road Bikes - Dawes Lightning Cross Cyclocross
The bike weighs about 25Lbs from what I am reading, and the components are obviously not the best by any means.
Currently my only other bike is a SS 29er. ( Love it )
My question is - For CX racing would it be better to get the Dawes or just ride my SS29r in the Single speed CX class?
I am probably only going to do 2 CX races, for there is no scene around here so I will have to drive a state over.. If purchased I would probably put road bike tires on the Dawes to ride on the roads when not racing.
Also to note: I have done been down the road bike path.. and I am not going back to that side.. too many unwritten peloton rules and too much man drama :nono: .. Ile ride the roads by myself... ( for anybody who may recommend a road bike ) NOOO brings back bad memories of me getting reprimanded by the race team I was on for going too fast.. silly
The SS I have isn't too shabby on the roads either, but with the right gearing of course.
Nonetheless, I have practiced CX with my SS, and I can do the barriers and runs and bike mounts just fine.
Truly I think this is just something I want, but I probably do not really need it.
I guess a more economical purchase would be some skinnier tires for the 29er.. Vs. the leaf cutters I have on it now.
Advice is appreciated!