Since I upgraded the wheels on my Canyon Ultimate and the groupset on my Whyte Wessex (and replaced my Wessex wheels with the ones off the Ultimate), I'm left over with a set of DT Swiss R32 wheels and a hydro groupset (plus a saddle and seatpost I have lying around anyway ).
I had been looking to build up a CX bike from a frameset and making a 1x Shimano (wolftooth) groupset. For this, I'd been looking at the Trek Crockett which was reduced to £600 (from 750), however, it's no longer available in 54cm and the 2019 version is the full £750.
I've worked out the cost of building up a CX bike using all the parts I already have and the parts that I'd need, the cost comes to a bit over £1200 (obviously the £750 frameset makes up most of this). This isn't very economical, seeing as I reckon I could get at least £500 for the wheels and groupset I have left over, which could go on a new bike. I'm keen to hang on to the wheels though!
After all this, I'm left looking for a new CX bike which must conform to the following specs;
- £1200 ish (what I'd have to spend on getting the frame and parts for a CX bike anyway)
- Aluminium frameset
- Hydraulic Discs
- Preference to take up to 40mm tyres
- Able to do CX, bikepacking (rack/mudguard mounts NOT essential) and the odd bit of road riding.
The Canyon Inflite seems to be topping my list at the moment, any other suggestions?