CruX Elite X1
$3,200.00
Part No.  

CruX Elite X1

$3,200.00
Part No.  129027
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CruX Elite X1
Overview
Technical Specifications
Geometry
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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 X1 was built to deliver a no-nonsense approach to the discipline of cyclocross.

Beginning with the frame, we implemented our Rider-First Engineered™ 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 at a scant 900 grams for a 56cm—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 centimeters for more exposed seatpost and, therefore, 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 design 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 millimeters of clearance on all sides of a 33mm tire, providing plenty of clearance for muddy conditions. It's awesome to have a light bike, after all, but frame weight becomes irrelevant when it's covered in 10 pounds of mud.

The CruX Elite X1 comes equipped with a spec that lets you stay focused on the race—a SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic disc groupset, lightweight and durable Roval SLX 24 clincher disc wheels, and 2Bliss Ready tires.

  • Our FACT 11r carbon frame features a race-ready 'cross geometry, and comes equipped with thru-axles, 142mm rear spacing, and takes advantage of our highest quality carbon production methods in order to create a bike that's as responsive as it is lightweight.
  • The internally routed S-Works FACT carbon disc fork features a thru-axle design that increases steering response and rider input for the tight turns and the all-out efforts 'cross demands.
  • SRAM Rival shift levers deliver reliable shifting in nasty conditions, which is furthered by a one-by shift setup that makes dropping chains on the course a thing of the past. Say goodbye to front derailleurs and hello to hassle-free racing.  

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN SRAM PC-1130, w/ PowerLink
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM BB30, 68mm, no spacer
CRANKSET SRAM Rival 1
CASSETTE SRAM PG-1130, 11-32t
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM Rival 1, 11-speed
CHAINRINGS Alloy, 40T
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM Rival 1, mid cage
COCKPIT
SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
TAPE Specialized CX Pro Gel
SEATPOST Alloy, 2-bolt clamp
STEM Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
HANDLEBARS Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
WHEELS
REAR WHEEL Roval SLX 24 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h
INNER TUBES 700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve w/ extender
FRONT TIRE Terra Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x33mm
REAR TIRE Terra Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x33mm
FRONT WHEEL Roval SLX 24 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors
FRAMESET
FORK S-Works FACT 11r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle
FRAME FACT 11r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, 1-3/8"" lower bearing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat mount disc, OSBB

Geometry

Geometry Chart

CruX - Geometry

  46 49 52 54 56 58 61
Crank Length 170mm 170mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm
Stem Length 70mm 80mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm
Seatpost Length 300mm 300mm 300mm 350mm 350mm 350mm
Saddle Width 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Handlebar Width 380mm 400mm 420mm 420mm 420mm 440mm
Reach 366mm 369mm 375mm 382mm 388mm 395mm 402mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 501mm 509mm 534mm 550mm 563mm 578mm 597mm
Stack 523mm 540mm 554mm 566mm 582mm 597mm 618mm
Wheelbase 1007mm 1007mm 1008mm 1020mm 1026mm 1034mm 1043mm
Chainstay Length 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm
Front Center 592mm 592mm 593mm 605mm 611mm 618mm 627mm
BB Drop 71mm 71mm 71mm 69mm 69mm 67mm 67mm
BB Height 281.5mm 281.5mm 281.5mm 283.5mm 283.5mm 285.5mm 285.5mm
Seat Tube Angle 75.5° 75.5° 74° 73.5° 73.25° 73° 72.5°
Head Tube Angle 69.5° 70.5° 71.5° 71.5° 72° 72.5° 73°
Seat Tube Length 470mm 490mm 510mm 530mm 550mm 570mm 600mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 115mm 125mm 140mm 155mm 170mm 190mm
Bike Standover Height 763.5mm 781.5mm 794.5mm 808.5mm 824.5mm 840.5mm 861.5mm
Fork Rake/Offset 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
Fork Length, Full 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
Trail 78mm 72mm 65mm 65mm 62mm 59mm 55mm

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