My experience is just watching a few races here in Bend, OR and I'm stoked to have the next two nationals. I'm in the market for my first CX bike. Being unemployed, I need it to be in the under $1200 range. I'm actually going to sell my car to get a bike. I do a ton of commuting and a fair bit of mt. biking too so would really like a versatile race-ready bike. To give you an idea of how up-to-speed I am, my current bike is a mid-90's Giant ATX 780 w/ a Softride suspension stem. Also don't want to be needing to do a ton of maintenance or repairs. That's where my ATX is at.... $50 here, $100 there. I want something that can handle abuse. Besides suggestions on CX bikes, I'm looking for the best places to obtain info (of course cxmagazine being at the top of that list). Thanks.