Bikes designed for the sport of Cyclocross in which racers are required to ride through technical off-road courses including sand, dirt, grass, and obstacles.
Typical attributes include:
- Knobby tires, typically 33-38mm wide, although races sanctioned by a governing body may limit tire width to 33mm width.
- Cantilever or disc brakes for improved performance in muddy and wet conditions.
- Less sloped top tubes and cable routing that avoids the underside of the top tube to facilitate shouldering of the bike when carrying over obstacles.
- Sizes often have lower standover with a longer reach and shorter stack.
- Higher bottom bracket heights of 273-283mm for better clearance and reduced pedal on uneven terrain.
Primary Bar Type: Drop Bar