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CruX Expert X1

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2018 CruX Expert X1

When it comes to cyclocross, the CruX Expert X1 has everything you need and nothing that you don't. It features the same World-Championship-winning geometry and carbon layup as its S-Works cousin, so ultra-responsive handling and punchy accelerations are covered. You'll also find that these traits are accentuated by the lightweight and extremely stiff FACT 11r carbon fiber construction, while course control is furthered through its one-by design, hydraulic disc brakes, and front/rear thru-axles. Altogether, it's a bike that's guaranteed to take your performance to new heights this season.

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 also comes with a reliable SRAM Force 1 hydraulic disc groupset, lightweight and durable Roval SLX 24 clincher disc wheels, and 2Bliss Ready tires.

Technical Specifications

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FRAMESET

FRAME

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

FORK

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

WHEELS

FRONT WHEEL

Roval SLX 24 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h

REAR WHEEL

Roval SLX 24 Disc, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h

FRONT TIRE

Terra Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x33mm

REAR TIRE

Terra Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x33mm

INNER TUBES

700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve w/ extender

DRIVETRAIN

SHIFT LEVERS

SRAM Force 1 hydraulic, 11-speed

REAR DERAILLEUR

SRAM Force 1, mid cage, 11-speed

CASSETTE

SRAM PG-1170, 11-speed, 11-32t

CRANKSET

SRAM Force 1

CHAINRINGS

Steel, 40T

BOTTOM BRACKET

SRAM BB30, 68mm, no spacer

CHAIN

SRAM PC-1170, 11-speed

COCKPIT

HANDLEBARS

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

STEM

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

TAPE

Specialized S-Wrap HD

SADDLE

Body Geometry Phenom Expert, Adaptive Edge design, hollow titanium rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm

SEATPOST

S-Works FACT carbon, 20mm offset

BRAKES

FRONT BRAKE

SRAM Force, hydraulic disc

REAR BRAKE

SRAM Force, hydraulic disc

ACCESSORIES

PEDALS

Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls 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 Drop67mm67mm69mm69mm71mm71mm71mm
Trail55mm59mm62mm65mm65mm72mm78mm
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 Angle72.5°73°73.25°73.5°74°75.5°75.5°
Geometry

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