Well you can't go wrong with blue it's a great cx bike . I been looking for a cx bike for my wife she got to ride a cx 6.5 on sunday and she loved it !! she been on a mt bike racing cx . She was looking at the norcross but she said she would be happy on the cx 6.5 !! I said to her sounds great you just save us $ 1800 . we live in atlanta ,GA so there alot of blue flying around here at the cx races. So go blue !! and i don't mean michigan I'm a ohio state fan . Good luck on your search for a cx bike .