Electric cyclocross / E-cyclocross

Electric Cyclocross: Cyclocross e-bikes with motor assistance appeared in the 2010s for off-road riding.

Electric cyclocross bicycles, also known as e-cyclocross bikes, are designed for cyclocross racing and training, with the added benefit of an electric motor to assist the rider. These bikes combine the features of traditional cyclocross bikes with an electric drivetrain, making them suitable for riders who want to participate in cyclocross events but may require some assistance due to fitness limitations or challenging terrain.

Electric Cyclocross (Approximate bicycle dimensions): Cyclocross geometry adapted for motors, around 1050mm wheelbases.

Approximate price ranges for 'Electric Cyclocross' type of bike (minimum - average - maximum prices): $3,000 - $5,000 - $10,000

1. General Information
  • Name and type: Electric cyclocross bicycle (E-cyclocross)
  • Purpose: Designed for cyclocross racing, training, and mixed-surface riding with electric assistance
  • Price range: High-end
  • Suitable for: Men and women, adults, cyclocross enthusiasts and riders who require electric assistance
2. Characteristics


  • Material: Aluminum or carbon fiber
  • Geometry: Aggressive, with a higher bottom bracket and shorter wheelbase for maneuverability


  • Diameter: 700c
  • Tire type: Knobby, wider tires (32-35mm) for traction on varied terrain
  • Rim material: Aluminum or carbon fiber


  • Number of gears: 11-speed to 12-speed
  • Derailleur type: External, rear only
  • Crankset: Single chainring, aluminum or carbon fiber


  • Type: Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Actuation: Hydraulic
  • Manufacturer and model: Shimano or SRAM


  • Type: Rigid, carbon fiber or aluminum, with greater clearance for wider tires

Saddle and handlebars

  • Saddle type: Performance-oriented saddle
  • Material: Synthetic or lightweight padding
  • Handlebar type: Drop bars with a flared shape for improved control

Electric drivetrain

  • Motor: Mid-drive or hub motor, 250W or less (to comply with regulations)
  • Battery: Integrated or removable, lithium-ion, 250-500Wh
  • Display: LCD or LED, showing battery level, assist mode, and speed

Bike weight:15-18 kg (33-40 lbs)

3. Features
  • Additional equipment: Mounts for bottle cages, fenders, and racks
  • Accessories included: None
  • Unique characteristics or technologies: Electric assist, wider tire clearance, disc brakes
  • Compatibility with additional equipment: Designed to accommodate fenders, racks, and other accessories
4. Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Main advantages: Electric assistance for cyclocross racing and training, versatility on mixed surfaces
  • Potential disadvantages or limitations: Heavier than traditional cyclocross bikes, more expensive, may not be allowed in some racing categories
  • Comparison with other similar bike types: More assistance than traditional cyclocross bikes, more off-road capable than electric road bikes
5. Target Audience and Recommendations
  • Suitable for: Cyclocross enthusiasts who require electric assistance, riders who want to train or compete in cyclocross events with the help of an electric motor
  • Frame size recommendations: Based on rider height and inseam length
  • Maintenance and care tips: Regular cleaning, lubrication, and tune-ups, with extra attention to drivetrain, brakes, and electric components
6. Popular Models and Manufacturers
  • Examples of popular models: Specialized Turbo Creo SL Expert EVO, Cannondale SuperX Neo, Cube Cross Hybrid Pro 500
  • Well-known brands specializing in this type: Specialized, Cannondale, Cube, Focus, Trek
7. Conclusion
  • Summary of key characteristics and advantages: Electric cyclocross bikes designed for racing, training, and mixed-surface riding with the added benefit of electric assistance
  • Optimal choice for: Cyclocross enthusiasts who want to participate in events or train with the help of an electric motor, and riders who enjoy mixed-surface riding but require some assistance due to fitness limitations or challenging terrain