It's been a while since bicycles were invented, and quite early on speed junkies came up with the idea of making it quicker. Unfortunately, this also drastically reduced the bicycles' range, because a fast road bike needs smooth ground under it's hoops. But then, dropbar bikes were given off-road qualities - the cyclocross bike was born! Actually, a lot of buying advice is superfluous here, because if you're part of the community of die-hard offroad racers, you know what gear you need. Nevertheless, we have collected a few interesting buying tips at the end of the page for you.