Best cyclocross bikes 2024: a buyer's guide

Want the best cyclocross bike that's ready to race and can handle anything the course throws at it? Here's our pick of cyclocross bikes we've tested

Best cyclocross bikes

The best cyclocross bikes are specifically designed to help you tackle everything thrown at you in a cyclocross race - a sub hour event which takes place on a closed-off road circuit and can contain grass, tracks, sand and obstacles such as low barriers, steps and steep banks.

All riders complete laps of the same course, which means that they can be incredibly accessible for beginners, with the most competitive athletes simply completing more laps in the timeframe.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg