Cyclocross is a great sport and a ‘cross bike rides right on grass, in mud, and under the toughest conditions. I’d not recommend a ‘cross bike for commuting but steer you instead to The Sportif. Still, there are a few practical additions we can make without compromising The Cross Bike’s true advantages: bottle bosses, cable routing choices, or even special brake fittings for Paul’s Centerpulls might make the list. The Cross bike is for riding ‘cross like, whether or not you race. Let’s keep it that way.