I am in the process of buying a new bike primarily for city road use, with a fair amount of distance riding as well. I had planned to buy a used road frame and put something together but a friend of a friend turns out to have some connection with a French (?) bike company and apparently has an unused bike in roughly my size sitting around. He says it's a road-cyclocross frame (not `pure' cyclocross); I haven't seen it yet. I don't know a thing about cyclocross. (When I was doing any offroad biking at all, I don't even know if there was such a thing. That was awhile ago and I have not been paying attention to things in the biking world for some time.) So: request for advice ... What's the difference between a standard cyclocross and a road/cyclocross frame, if any? Is there an advantage to going this route over just a road frame? I'll be riding it with high-psi tires anyway at least the vast majority of the time.