Our Range of Cyclocross Bikes For Sale
Cyclocross bikes (or 'Cross Bikes' / 'CX Bikes' / 'Gravel Bikes') are designed specifically for cyclocross racing, a hybrid event that takes cues from both road cycling and mountain biking. Cyclocross bikes look similar to road bikes, with the main differences being the knobbed, off-road tyres; strong wheelsets; and braking systems that allow for better clearance of mud and debris.
Cyclocross racers need to constantly dismount and carry their bikes in order to clear obstacles, so naturally bikes must be lightweight aluminium or carbon fibre to make this easier. Cyclocross / Gravel bikes generally operate with cantilever brakes, have a wider set up allowing for mud to clear easily. Disc brakes have recently been permitted in professional level racing, meaning some models are taking on their slightly heavier weight, in favour for the greater braking power they offer over cantilevers.
Due to their robust nature, cyclocross bikes in Australia have risen to popularity with commuters, as they offer an efficient, all weather option for riding to work. The road bike style riding position makes the cyclocross bike fast and efficient for longer, on-road rides. The off-road tyres gives superior traction in poor weather, or varied surfaces such as loose gravel roads. Likewise, the addition of disc brakes improves stopping power on wet days.
99 Bikes has the best Cross bikes at the best price
Cyclocross bikes for sale from some of the world's best bike brands, including Merida, Norco, Cube and Apollo. Cyclocross bikes for racers and commuters, with alloy and carbon fibre frame options.