I got bitten by the cross bug last year.
I'm a long time rd/mtn racer but had never tried cross as I was usually burnt out
on racing after a full season of rd and mtn racing. However, after missing all last summer due to an injury, I decided to try cross and boy did I get hooked. :-) I did the season on an old converted mtn bike: full ridged with drop bars and cross gearing. I do however want to build up a proper Cx bike. I was going to treat myself to a Ridley X-fire. However, the stand over will not work. The other two that came to mind that have the proper fit are the Ibis Hakkaluggi and Salsa Chili Con Crosso. If anyone has any experience with either, feel free to offer you opinion. Or make other suggestions. I should add that I'm only looking for a frame set.