Specialized CruX Elite 2019
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49 Gloss Acid Pink/Acid Purple/Team Yellow/Clean - Typically 3-5 Days
52 Gloss Acid Pink/Acid Purple/Team Yellow/Clean - Typically 3-5 Days
54 Gloss Acid Pink/Acid Purple/Team Yellow/Clean - Typically 3-5 Days
56 Gloss Acid Pink/Acid Purple/Team Yellow/Clean - Typically 3-5 Days
58 Gloss Acid Pink/Acid Purple/Team Yellow/Clean - Typically 3-5 Days
61 Gloss Acid Pink/Acid Purple/Team Yellow/Clean - Typically 3-5 Days
It's no secret that 'cross doesn't play favorites out on the course - only the strong survive. And when it comes to bikes this is especially true. That's why our CruX Elite was built to deliver a no-nonsense approach to the discipline of cyclocross.
Beginning with the frame we implemented our Rider-First EngineeredTM technology that was first introduced on our Tarmacs. Using size-specific tubes and layups this technology allows the CruX to feature the same ride characteristics across every size in the range. Not only this but it also allowed us to significantly drop the frame weight so the CruX now comes in around a scant 900 grams for a 56cm (*dependent on frame size and colour) - over 400 grams lighter than the previous frameset. A light and stiff frame alone isn't useful in a 'cross race if it isn't compliant however which is why the new CruX also combines stiffness and compliance in all the right places. And to assist with the latter we lowered the seat collar by two centimetres for more exposed seatpost and cushion for big hits.
We also know that cyclocross races are often won in the corners and over the barriers which is why the CruX geometry takes this into account. The top tube has been designed for easy shouldering when you're hopping off to clear barriers as it features a large opening to the front triangle and a flat bottom. For stability in the corners and on off-camber sections the geometry has a low bottom bracket and a sharp front-end. This combination also helps to initiate corners regardless of the terrain.
With maximum mud-shedding ability in mind we included eight millimetres of clearance on all sides of a 33mm tyre providing plenty of clearance for muddy conditions. It's awesome to have a light bike after all but frame weight becomes irrelevant when itâ€™s covered in 10 pounds of mud. It also comes with a reliable SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic disc groupset tough DT R470 Disc wheels and 2Bliss Ready tyres that hookup over nasty terrain.
|Frame||FACT 11r carbon, Rider-First EngineeredTM, OSBB, 1-3/8" lower bearing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc|
|Forks||S-Works FACT 11r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Rival 1, long cage|
|Shifters||SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic disc w/ ICJ|
|Chainset||Praxis Zayante, BB30 Praxis Wave Tech, 40T|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis M30|
|Chain||KMC X11 EL, 11-speed w/ Missing LinkTM|
|Freewheel||SRAM PG-1130, 11-32t|
|Stem||Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|Handlebars||Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp|
|Front Brake||SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc|
|Rims||WheelsetF: DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
R: DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
|Tyres||F: Tracer Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x33mm
R: Tracer Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x33mm
Tubes: Presta valve, 48mm
|Saddle||Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, hollow Cro-Mo rails, 143mm|
|Seatpost||S-Works FACT carbon 27.2mm, 20mm offset|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors|
|Grips||Specialized CX Pro Gel|