The CRUX is the weapon of choice for that non-stop, lungs screaming, heart exploding, ‘goashardasyoucanfor60minutes’ cross race. With complete cross-dedicated frames (carbon and alloy), in canti and disc, plus race-optimized geometry and tapered SL4-style head tube for nimble handling, it’s everything serious racers look for.
WHAT High grade aluminum frame that’s aggressively shaped for the ‘cross racing experience.
WHY Drastically improves the structure of the frame for greater durability and performance.
HOW Each tube is engineered for pure racing, with the best balance of weight and stiffness to maximize performance.
TAPERED HEAD TUBE/STEERER TUBE
WHAT Strategically designed head tube/steerer assembly that tapers from 1-1/8” at the top to 1-3/8” at the crown.
WHY Increases strength and stiffness for greater steering precision.
HOW Integrating the 1-3/8” crown with a raised lower bearing adds surface area and strength, which ultimately creates a stiffer junction.
ALL-NEW CARBON FRAME,
CANTILEVER OR DISC BRAKES
WHAT FACT IS construction with one piece, carbon BB chainstay.
WHY Optimizes weight and stiffness for greater acceleration, efficiency,
HOW The one-piece BB/chainstay design resists deflection under extreme pedal loads for improved power transfer.
‘CROSS-RACE SPECIFIC FEATURES
WHAT Frame geometry and features engineered for demands of the ‘cross racing experience.
WHY Creates a quicker handling, more agile bike—exactly what riders need when they’re navigating barricades and slippery or rough terrain.
HOW Shorter chainstays give a sharp and connected ride, recessed bottle bosses, Love Handle, and flattened toptube makes shouldering easier, while internal cable routing improves shifting in muddy conditions.