Cyclocross racing is a weird kind of racing for folks that like to carry road bikes through the woods. Even though most folks who get on a bike will probably never intend to carry it through the woods, Cyclocross Bikes still make great bikes for lots of riders.
Because of the unique demands placed on bikes in cyclocross racing, these bikes are built for speed and strength; they’re fast and fun, but not fragile. Many even come with fittings for racks and fenders and can be put into service as light touring bikes or heavy duty commuters.
If you want one bike for many uses, then you should consider a Cyclocross Bike.
Surly Cross Check – With its steel frame, rim brakes, and bar end shifters, the Cross Check is the purist’s Cyclocross Bike.
Kona Private Jake – If you’re looking for a race ready bike that won’t break the bank, then Private Jake is your dude. Key features: aluminum frame with carbon fork (thru axles front and rear!), 1 x 11 drivetrain, TRP Spyre disc brakes, and unstoppable attitude!