What exactly is a cyclocross bike? Good question, because at first glance cyclocross bikes often look the same as road bikes. So what's the point of having both? The answer is simple: Speed junkies came up with the idea of making the bike go as fast as possible. Unfortunately, this meant that the range of uses was drastically reduced, because a particularly fast bike needs a smooth surface under its wheels. As a result, the hasty dropbar bikes were made off-road worthy - and cyclocross bikes were born!