*Not bagging on your choice...
I really like the Tricross family from the Big S, however the problem I have with the Singlecross (just Specalizieds cause I race SScross too) is that they were lazy making it (lazy or thrifty?).
They used many the same parts as they use on their Langster fixed/track bikes (wheels and drive train).
So the Singlecross has a 120 spaced rear for the 120 track hub they use.
Seems kinda screwy.
I you could alwasy squeeze a 130 hub in there but I don't if thats really the greatest idea.
Not real hip on liner pull brakes with road levers either but thats another discussion
*nice job on the win all the same*
The fork is kinda heavy but has massive tire clearnce
You can run a 2.2 29er tire up there with room for mud
Another odd choice from SPC since the biggest you can get in the rear is around a 42
I think the fork would make a nice addition to a "monster cross" frame
the drivetrain in general isn't really right for cross. I had to change the cranks, chainring, upgrading the wheels (can't wait till next season) and tires, and want to swap out the brakes. I like the bike but I will have changed out everything but the frame, stem, handlebar, BB and Saddle by next season... However, my streak continues, as I won the CX4 race at the KY State Championships last weekend (I'm from TN so technically I'm not the champ) so I shouldn't be too hard on the bike.
Still, the track hub isn't ideal. I'm replacing the stock rear with a Surly track hub laced to Mavic Open Sport rims (future pit wheels).
Here are my CX machines. 2007 Cannondale Cadd 9 frames, Ritchey WCS forks, Full Sram Red, Ritchey WCS Components, TRP Mag Brakes, Crank Brother Pedals, Zipp 303's and Reynolds DV 46 with Challenge Tires.