Scott makes some of the best cyclocross bikes available. They are all great values, they come with an excellent mix of quality components, they have fantastic tires for ‘cross right out of the box, and frame design elements that work for a variety of riding styles.
The Addict CX is the top of the line, with a full carbon frame and race-worthy components.
The Speedster CX 20 does it all, and will keep you within your budget. Race on the weekend, put your rack and fenders back on and the ride to work Monday through Friday. This bike is light, durable, and versatile. The hydroformed aluminum frame has internal cable runs to keep the shifting and braking controls clean. The Speedster CX20 comes stock with Synchros wheels and cockpit with Shimano 105 and solid Tiagra components making up the drivetrain withTRP disc brakes taking care of slowing you down.
The CX20 is great, and is pretty reasonable at around $1200. What more could you want?
Well, if you upgrade the brakes from the already excellent TRP Spyre mechanical brakes to Shimano’s hydraulic RS-805 brakes, install some Shimano Ultegra components, bump up the number of gears and drop some weight with lighter-weight cockpit components you’ll have the Speedster CX 30.