If your idea of fun involves running or riding around a muddy field in the depths of winter and getting caked in mud, you need a cyclocross bike! While Cyclocross races are common in winter, Cyclocross bikes (or CX bikes as they are sometimes known) are incredibly versatile bikes that, while not as fast as their dedicated road brethren on tarmac, can ply their trade on pretty much any terrain.
Sunday morning club ride on the road? Bang on a set of slicks and get cracking! Maybe you fancy a bit of a bike-packing adventure, camping out in the wilds and taking in the scenery? Slap on some bigger tyres to cope with extra weight and provide more comfort, strap on your bags and away you go. With a Cyclocross bike from someone like Cube, you’re never more than a tyre change away from a bike that works in a whole range of scenarios and across different terrains, and this makes them incredibly popular with riders who want one bike to do it all.