Cyclocross bikes have become ever-increasingly popular as the main choice in bike for many, and over recent years the latest styles have featured the very latest in cycling technology. Whether you call it Cyclocross, Cyclo-X or simply Cross; our gravel bikes are built for performance and are superior for off-road racing and are fantastic versatile cycles for multi-purpose riding.
What Is Cyclocross?
With the first designs of cyclocross bikes being invented way back in the early 1900’s and has gone from strength to strength, becoming massively popular worldwide ever since. Being a similar shape to a typical road bike the bumpy tyres incorporated within the design enable the bike to tackle difficult and rigorous terrain, not to the extent of a common mountain bike but much more so than the typical road bike. The ability for the bike to navigate different ground and settings has seen the rise in many cyclocross trials set up in autumn and winter around the world. The sales of cyclocross bikes have sailed around the globe since the late 1990’s proving to be one of the most popular choices in the modern age of cycling.
Our extensive collection of cyclocross bikes available at Westbrook Cycles features the latest models from only the best names in the cycling industry, including cross bikes from Cannondale and Scott. Made from top quality materials our selection of affordable cyclocross bikes offer not only great amounts of comfort over a varied range of surfaces, but exceptional durability and will soon become the best bike you’ve ever had. As we stock the latest in Giant’s TCX SLR, Colnago’s World Cup 105 Disc and Cannondale’s Super X ranges, to name a small few, you’re bound to find something that’s a perfect match for you. If you can’t find something thats right for you check out our full collection of Road Bikes and Mountain Bikes from Westbrook Cycles.
At Westbrook Cycles, we stock and supply an excellent selection of Gravel Bikes - sourced from the world’s leading bike brands, such as Scott, Giant and Cannondale. Out on the trails and on the roads, there has never been so many gravel bikes getting used, across all kinds of different terrain and for different purposes - from weekend blasts to the daily commute. The increase in popularity of Gravel Bikes has seen a massive increase in the investment and range that Gravel Bike brands are creating, with more designs and options available than ever before.
For those wondering why to buy a Gravel Bike, and are wondering what exactly Gravel Bikes are - gravel bikes perfectly fit between mountain bikes and road bikes - allowing riders to enjoy mixed terrain. Gravel Bikes were born out of mountain bikes performing poorly on road, and road bikes performing poorly off road. Whilst Gravel Bikes cannot perform as well as mountain bikes or road bikes at their own game, they do provide the perfect balance of on road and off road performance - meaning you can ride and handle all types of terrain.
The main advantage of gravel bikes is pretty clear, they allow you to ride wherever you want to - within reason. Road, forest tracks, sand, parkland and grassland are all easily rideable, making a ride on a gravel bike incredibly fun, and incredibly interesting. As well as being fun to ride, the geometry of these gravel bikes is pretty relaxed compared to road bikes, to help the rider negotiate off road terrain. As well as this geometry serving its purpose off road, this geometry also helps make these bikes great for everyday riding and commuting.
As well as a relaxed geometry, Gravel Bikes usually use a mountain bike groupset to allow the best possible gearing and approach for hills and off road terrain. Disc Brakes are the universal brake of choice for Gravel Bikes - handling wet, muddy and off road conditions really well.
You can view our complete range of Gravel Bikes here, which have been handpicked from the world’s leading bike brands - including Scott, Giant and Cannondale. Once you have selected the right gravel bike for your needs, ordering online could not be easier and your bike will be delivered to a delivery address of your choice.