Is there a difference between a Cyclocross bike and a Hybrid? To me, new to all this, it looks like a cyclocross bike is like a road bike but with hybrid tires. Are these tires a little thinner than what I see on a hybrid bike? Are they about the same width as road tires but with a little hybrid kind of tread? AND, I think of a hybrid bike as basically a mountain bike with thinner tires. The cyclocross bikes I've seen have racing style handlebars.
Would it be unwise to use a cyclocross bike with a group of road bikes on a long ride? The cyclocross bikes I have seen look like a road bike, just different tires. Oh, the brakes look a little differerent, too. They look like mountain bike brakes. Somebody give me some advice, comments, suggestions! BTW, the cyclocross bike I am looking at is one on the Bikes Direct website... it's a Motobecane "Fantom Cross".
Check it out: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ntom_cross.htm