If you've got a fever and the cure is more cow bells, saddle up on Masi's CXR and get to the nearest cross race immediately. It's right at home racing, heading off on uncharted dirt roads, and even commuting, since the Masi double-butted aluminum frame channels all your power into going fast. On the front, their vibration-damping carbon fork smooths the way and loves the speed, too. And in the parts department, you get a precision FSA/Shimano drivetrain that hits the right gear even in the worst conditions, while the FSA wheels wrapped with grippy Kenda tires sail over off-camber turns and speed down straightaways with aplomb. You also get quality cross-ready components from Brev. M and powerful Tektro cantilever brakes for speed control.