Cyclocross bicycles are specially manufactured to overcome the rigors in a cyclocross race. They usually look like the racing bicycles which are often used for road races. The only difference that one can spot between the two bicycles is the frame design and also the wider clearances that the cyclocross bicycle bears to provide complete protection to the wheel and also avoid accumulation of mud and dirt. These bicycles are manufactured with special materials in order to provide the rider stability, rigidity and easy handling of the vehicle.
As the rider tends to lift their cyclocross bicycles for about 30 times in a 60 min race, the need for lightweight materials plays a vital role. Frames which were manufactured from aluminum were very popular until they became the common material for a bicycle that became a commonplace on the road. The latest technology has helped develop many such materials which provide lightweight to the bicycle frame maintaining the strength and rigidity. One such invention is carbon fiber. All the cyclocross bicycle frames are now manufactured with carbon fiber which has greatly reduced the total weight of the bicycle.