After doing a few cross races races on the Cotic I realised that there is a reason that people have cross bikes. Aim for this one was to keep it as cheap as possible to miminise how upset I am when I inevitably ruin it riding it through muddy fields. Hanger is pretty cooked but got lucky and managed to 'borrow' an ENO hub from a friend.
Overall pretty happy with it and surprised by capable it is. Rim brakes aren't dead apparently