Cyclocross and Accessory
Cyclocross has, in the past, been something of a niche category of bike but it is fast gaining popularity. These bikes are very much like road bikes but have much larger tyre clearance and typically come fitted with knobbly tyres to give grip when you leave the tarmac behind. They are very versatile bikes that will take you to places you never thought you would see a bike with drop handlebars.
‘Accessory’ or adventure bikes take this concept one step further and can be dressed up for a long touring trip, the daily commute or just a day exploring the mountain tops.