CruX Expert
$4,700.00
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CruX Expert

$4,700.00
Part No.  
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CruX Expert
Overview
Technical Specifications
Geometry
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When it comes to cyclocross, the CruX Expert 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 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 Force 1 hydraulic disc groupset, lightweight and durable Roval C 38 Disc carbon fiber wheelset, and 2Bliss Ready tires that hookup over nasty terrain.

  • Our FACT 11r carbon frame features a race-ready 'cross geometry, and comes equipped with thru-axles, 142mm rear spacing, and it takes advantage of our highest quality carbon production methods in order to create a bike that's as responsive as it is lightweight.
  • Yep, that's right—carbon wheels on an Expert-level bike. The Roval C38 Disc carbon wheels bring performance to the masses. They're lightweight, durable, and ready for just about anything.
  • SRAM's Force 1 delivers smooth, crisp shifts, along with plenty of stopping power via their hydraulic disc brakes.

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
BOTTOM BRACKET Praxis M30
CHAIN KMC X11 EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
CRANKSET Praxis Zayante Carbon M30, 1x direct-mount
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM Force 1 hydraulic disc w/ ICJ
CASSETTE SRAM PG-1130, 11-32t
CHAINRINGS Praxis Wave Tech, 40T
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM Force 1, long cage
SUSPENSION
FORK S-Works FACT 11r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle
COCKPIT
SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Expert, hollow titanium rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm
SEAT BINDER Included w/ frame
TAPE Specialized CX Pro Gel
SEATPOST S-Works FACT carbon 27.2mm, 20mm offset
HANDLEBARS Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach
STEM Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
WHEELS & TIRES
REAR WHEEL Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h
INNER TUBES Presta valve, 48mm
FRONT TIRE Tracer Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x33mm
REAR TIRE Tracer Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x33mm
FRONT WHEEL Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE SRAM Force, flat-mount disc
REAR BRAKE SRAM Force, flat-mount disc
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors
FRAMESET
FRAME FACT 11r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, 1-3/8" lower bearing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Geometry

Geometry Chart

CruX - Geometry

  46 49 52 54 56 58 61
Crank Length 170mm 170mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm
Stem Length 70mm 80mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm 110mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 350mm 350mm 350mm 350mm 350mm 350mm
Saddle Width 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Handlebar Width 380mm 400mm 420mm 420mm 420mm 440mm 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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