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CruX Elite

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2019 CruX Elite

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 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 around a scant 900 grams for a 56cm (*dependent on frame size and color)—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 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 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. It also comes with a reliable SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic disc groupset, tough DT R470 Disc wheels, and 2Bliss Ready tires that hookup over nasty terrain.

Technical Specifications

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FRAMESET

FRAME

FACT 11r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, 1-3/8" lower bearing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

SUSPENSION

FORK

S-Works FACT 11r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle

COCKPIT

HANDLEBARS

Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp

STEM

Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise

TAPE

Specialized CX Pro Gel

SADDLE

Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm

SEATPOST

S-Works FACT carbon 27.2mm, 20mm offset

SEAT BINDER

Included w/ frame

BRAKES

REAR BRAKE

SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc

FRONT BRAKE

SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc

DRIVETRAIN

SHIFT LEVERS

SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic disc w/ ICJ

REAR DERAILLEUR

SRAM Rival 1, long cage

CASSETTE

SRAM PG-1130, 11-32t

CRANKSET

Praxis Zayante, BB30

CHAINRINGS

Praxis Wave Tech, 40T

BOTTOM BRACKET

Praxis M30

CHAIN

KMC X11 EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

WHEELS & TIRES

FRONT WHEEL

DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h

REAR WHEEL

DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h

FRONT TIRE

Tracer Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x33mm

REAR TIRE

Tracer Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x33mm

INNER TUBES

Presta valve, 48mm

ACCESSORIES

PEDALS

Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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Crank Length170mm170mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width380mm400mm420mm420mm420mm440mm440mm
Stem Length70mm80mm90mm100mm100mm110mm110mm
Saddle Width143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length350mm350mm350mm350mm350mm350mm350mm
Stack523mm540mm554mm566mm582mm597mm618mm
Reach366mm369mm375mm382mm388mm395mm402mm
Head Tube Length100mm115mm125mm140mm155mm170mm190mm
Head Tube Angle69.5°70.5°71.5°71.5°72°72.5°73°
BB Height281.5mm281.5mm281.5mm283.5mm283.5mm285.5mm285.5mm
BB Drop71mm71mm71mm69mm69mm67mm67mm
Trail78mm72mm65mm65mm62mm59mm55mm
Fork Length, Full400mm400mm400mm400mm400mm400mm400mm
Fork Rake/Offset50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm
Front Center592mm592mm593mm605mm611mm618mm627mm
Chainstay Length425mm425mm425mm425mm425mm425mm425mm
Wheelbase1007mm1007mm1008mm1020mm1026mm1034mm1043mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal501mm509mm534mm550mm563mm578mm597mm
Bike Standover Height763.5mm781.5mm794.5mm808.5mm824.5mm840.5mm861.5mm
Seat Tube Length470mm490mm510mm530mm550mm570mm600mm
Seat Tube Angle75.5°75.5°74°73.5°73.25°73°72.5°
Geometry

Rider Reviews

  • 5
  • 3 Reviews

Perfect Bike for many uses

I am an unconventional CruX rider, as I don’t use it as a CX bike. I actually have it set up with 2x12 AXS and Roval Rapide CLX wheels. For me, the CruX is the perfect road platform. With a geometry hiding between the Roubaix and the Tarmac, and with the ride feel of a gravel bike, I find this to be the perfect bike in the Specialized lineup for my road needs. I am one of at least five people I know that do this!!

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Samuel

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Bang for the buck

Great way to get into CX and doubles as a dirt road bike. Rides great, shifting is flawless. Very pleased with the hydraulic brake line disconnects that let you easily switch to R front L rear the way they're supposed to be. Comes with entirely too long shifter housing and hydraulic brake line so needed some trimming to tidy things up. One of the first things I did was get rid of the inner tubes and their 6 inch long valve stems, installed new 35mm valve stems, added 50ml Orange seal to each tire and, Voila, rides and handles like a dream


Name:
Road Y.

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great bike

I think that this bikeis an awesome ciclecross bike that is not to expensive


Name:
Eduardo

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