Cyclocross bikes: Road inspired bikes with off-road DNA. The geometry and riding position are suitable for off-road use, while with wider tyres that allow efficient riding on the most challenging terrain. Discover all Cyclocross bikes
Cyclocross bikes: designed to perform in various conditions
The similarities between cyclocross bikes and road bikes may be obvious, but they are still two different types of bikes. Thanks to specially developed components based on MTB experience, the robust wheels of a cross bike can also be used on more challenging terrain. If the terrain becomes too challenging, however, the bike can be carried on the shoulder, which is facilitated by a flattened top tube and specially adapted cable routing. The geometry of the frame is also different from that of a road bike. The wheelbase is a little shorter, which results in a more agile bike. Like road bikes, cyclocross bikes are usually equipped with 28" wheels, but these are particularly robust and, like the frame, are designed to accommodate the wider XC tyres. Having a lot of advantages, disc brakes have become part of the standard equipment when it comes to XC bikes. Not only do they offer better braking performance, but they also work perfectly in wet and dirty conditions. In addition, they do not cause any wear on the rims. Cyclists who prefer a bit more comfort and would like to commute every day or ride long distances on their bike are advised to choose a gravel bike instead. Compared to pure cyclocross machines, which are also built for use in cross-country races, they offer a less aggressive frame geometry for a smoother ride. Very often, they also have mudguards and luggage racks, which turn them into even more versatile companions.