Could someone please tell me the key differences between the what people would call a cyclocross bike and a cyclocross-commuter?
I have seen people saying bike x is not a true cyclocross bike etc.
A cyclocross bike is designed for cyclocross racing. This typically involves riding as quickly as possible around a muddy field. So for a cyclocross bike:
Whereas a commuter bike is designed more for comfort, and carrying luggage as required. So it may have:
The tyres :)
I will be honest I have no idea what a cyclocross commuter is or why it would exist.
Cyclocross bikes are basically road bikes with V or disk brakes and tyres with some tread. What major differences do you notice from this description and bike x? The only thing I could imagine is they switch up the bars and tires to slicks.