I am looking for a 2nd CX (pit) bike. I love my Cannondale: CAAD9 CX, but am temped to try the Van Dessel: Gin & Trombones as a frame/fork only build. The geometry is very similar with a 59.5 vs 60cm top tube and a 200mm head tube on both. I am tall 6'-4". Any tall riders with a Gin & Trombones review?
Get another Cannondale. If you have 2 different bikes one will always be your favorite and thus less useful as a pit bike. Pit bikes are only good if you can switch from one to another without any notice.
I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the G&T as a frame/ fork only (canti brake option for the fork). I will work on building it up for next season. Maybe the C'dale will go to pit duty.