When did cyclocross style bike become so popular? Eleven or so years ago when I was looking for a good steel bike to fit my quirky needs I came across a Torelli cyclocross. I had never heard of cyclocross and neither had anyone I know, including friends at the LBS. Now this versitile style of bike seems to be everywhere. When was the boom? Thanks.
EDIT: I bought the bike all those years ago and rode the living daylights out of it. I've ridden it on three contients and love it! Right now it's sitting at my side, waiting for a new paint job and another few decades of riding!