I'm finally breaking down and buying a cross bike. Our club is very involved with cross riding and racing. Our club has a very close relationship with a bike shop who gives us some good deals. So when I went in the shop owner offered me the same price on a 2011 Specialized Crux Comp or a 2012 Salsa Chili Con Crosso.
The fit on both was good. Ignore the fact that the Salsa is a 1x10. I already talked to the shop owner about putting another ring on it to make it a double. Spec between the two bikes is pretty similar with the exception that the Salsa has a SRAM rival RD.
The Salsa felt a little lighter to me. The shop owner said it was about a pound lighter.
Any thoughts one way or the other?