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CruX Sport

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2018 CruX Sport

'Cross is notorious for being hard on equipment. Mud, rain, snow, crashes—they all take their toll. That's why with the CruX Sport, we took our FACT 11r carbon frameset and spec'd it with Shimano's reliable, yet affordable, 105 groupset. This way, when parts do wear out, you won't have to take out a loan to pay for them.

Beginning with the frame, we implemented our Rider-First Engineered™ frame technology into the new frame. Using size-specific tubes and layups, the new CruX features the same ride characteristics across the size range. Not only this, but Rider First-Engineered™ technology also allowed us to significantly drop the frameset weight—coming in at a scant 900 grams for a 56cm—over 400 grams lighter than the previous frameset. A light, stiff frame though isn't useful in a cross race if it isn't compliant, which is why the new CruX meshes stiffness and compliance in all the right places. We also lowered the seat collar by two centimeters, allowing for more exposed seatpost and therefore cushion from big hits.

Cyclocross races are often won in the corners and over the barriers, and the CruX geometry takes this into account. When hopping off to clear the barriers, the easy-to-shoulder top tube, with a large opening to the front triangle and flat bottom, is smooth and comfortable. The CruX geometry also features a low bottom bracket, to help with stability in hard corners and off camber sections, as well as a sharp front end to help initiate corners regardless of the terrain.

With maximum mud shedding ability in mind, the CruX has eight-millimeters of clearance on all sides of a 33mm tire, providing plenty of clearance in even the worst conditions. After all, it's great to have a light weight bike, but if it's covered in 10 pounds of mud, frame weight is irrelevant.

The carbon frame and Shimano 105 groupset is completed with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and Axis Sport Disc wheels to get you on the 'cross course or explore that dirt road you've been meaning to check out.

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 TIRE

Tracer Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, 700x33mm

REAR TIRE

Tracer Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, 700x33mm

FRONT WHEEL

Axis Sport Disc

REAR WHEEL

Axis Sport Disc

INNER TUBES

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

DRIVETRAIN

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano 105, short cage, 11-speed

CRANKSET

Praxis Alba 2D, BB30

CHAINRINGS

46/36T

SHIFT LEVERS

Shimano RS505 disc

FRONT DERAILLEUR

Shimano 105 Ez, clamp-on

CASSETTE

Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-28t

CHAIN

KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

COCKPIT

STEM

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

TAPE

Specialized S-Wrap

SEATPOST

Alloy, 2-bolt clamp

SADDLE

Phenom Sport, 143mm width, steel rails

HANDLEBARS

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

BRAKES

FRONT BRAKE

Shimano RS505, hydraulic disc

REAR BRAKE

Shimano RS505, 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 Length300mm300mm300mm350mm350mm350mm350mm
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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