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 Tarmac-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 HEADTUBE/STEERER TUBE
WHAT Strategically designed headtube/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.
FACT CARBON FRAME, CANTILEVER OR DISC SPECIFIC
WHAT FACT construction with one-piece, carbon BB chainstay.
WHY Optimizes weight and stiffness for greater acceleration, efficiency, and handling.
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 Cross racing demands a purpose-built machine with race-ready geometry and features to accommodate the nastiest of race conditions.
HOW Shorter chainstays give a sharp and connected ride, recessed bottle bosses, Love Handle, and flattened toptube makes shouldering easier, while full internal cable routing improves shifting in muddy conditions.