Despite their all-conquering road and mountain bikes Trek have skulked somewhat in the shadows when it comes to cyclo-cross. They've had models kicking around but you'd be hard pushed to spot them either on the shop floor or the race course. The Cronus range could change all that.
Trek have come out their corner punching hard with four new 'cross bikes – a pair of alloy framed Ion monikered machines and two carbon-based life form Cronus models.
Scott's CX Comp comes in just over that magic £1,000 price barrier but if you shop around you can find these being sold for 'Cycle to Work' scheme friendly prices. Mind you, while it shares the innate versatility of all cross bikes and it is not without the odd commuter-friendly eyelet, this is bike aimed squarely at the hurly burly of the race circuit rather than the ride to work.
Eurobike 2011 Cyclocross round up: Look, Lapierre, Cannondale, Colnago, Stevens, Ridley, Moots & a lot more
Next year's mildly anticipated explosion in cyclo-cross bikes hasn’t really happened, according to the halls of Eurobike at least, all the attention seems to have shifted towards 29er mountainbikes this year when it comes to dirt, right wheel size, but wrong diameter tyres and handlebars with the bend going the wrong way. Not cross, just mildly disappointed. Of course that doesn't mean there wasn't anything interesting to look at far from it.