Perfect for off-road racing in the winter months, or simply commuting on weekdays, Cyclocross Bikes prove to be growing in popularity every year.
If you’re in the market for a new bike, you can’t go far wrong with a CX bike; with drop handlebars and the appearance of a road bike, but with wider and more capable tyres that you’d expect to find on a mountain bike, Cyclocross bikes offer a fantastic mix between the two…so, whether you’re serious about getting in to racing, or just want a reliable partner to get you from A to B, here are some of our favourite cross bikes, that won’t break the bank!
If you’re new to cyclocross, there probably isn’t a better bike to start out on. The Ridley X-Bow Tiagra Disc is simple, yet effective…not many cross bikes under a grand offer such a neat frame, handling and drivetrain. Growing in popularity with commuters too, the X-Bow makes for an all-round great bike , whatever kind of cycling activity you to choose to use it for.
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You don’t always have to spend big bucks to get a race-winning bike. With a race inspired alloy frame, disc brakes and internal cable routing, the Scott Speedster CX 20 Disc will take on any course you throw in it’s way.
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Surprisingly light and extremely well equipped, your competition had better be ready. Featuring hydraulic disk brakes and a double-butted Superlite Advanced 6061 aluminium frame, the Cube Cross Race SL has been completely redesigned for 2017.
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Lightweight, rugged and responsive, the Specialized Crux e5 features offers tremendous performance at an undeniable value. With a fantastic mix of reliable components like Shimano Tiagra shifters, a Praxis crankset, and Tektro mechanical disc brakes, cross bikes don’t get much better at this price point.
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With the Cube Cross Race SLT, there’s no compromise. Excelling in both design and execution, if you have your eye set on the podium, this is the bike for you. Mud shouldn’t get in the way of your ride, and with it’s neat internal routing, you gear shifts will will stay clean meaning you can stay focused. With a mechanically formed complex profile top tube, shouldering the bike couldn’t be any easier, or more comfortable.
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