I have been riding hardtails and full suspension bikes for many years. I am now leaning to doing much more cyclocross. I do a lot of running races and mud runs and cyclocross seems to be a perfect combination of both. So the question is, what bike to get? Where do I start? I'd like to stay somewhere in the $1000 range, a bit more or less. There are so many bikes! I've read some reviews, but I'm looking for great value, good components, 20lbs or less. I need help! Giant, Jamis, Specialized, Gary Fisher, Trek??????