"I would determine what is too heavy for you.
I had a IF planet cross with DA10, steel fork, nothing on it carbon and not great wheels come in a 20lbs. I could have easliy taken off 3 pounds with high zoot wheels, carbon fork, and loads of carbon…"
"you don't stop in cross races. Super strong brakes are not as important as figuring out how to ride the bike effectively.
This is the same lame answer I got every time I asked. Until I raced, trained, practiced I didn't understand it. I…"