Specialized Crux Elite - 2019

Specialized Crux Elite
  • Color: Gloss Acid Pink/Acid Purple/Team Yellow/Clean
  • Color: Rocket Red/Tarmac Black
$3,200.00
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Details

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.

- 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.
- DT R470 Disc wheels feature reliable, sealed cartridge hubs, and 24 front and rear spokes that keeps weight low and durability high.
- With the SRAM Rival 1 groupset, you're assured of reliable shifting and powerful brakes, all with the ease of use that comes with 1x shifting.

Specs

Frame FACT 11r carbon, Rider-First Engineered, OSBB, 1-3/8" lower bearing
Fork S-Works FACT 11r carbon
Axles Front: 100 x 12mm
Rear: 142 x 12mm
Rims/Wheels DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
Tires Tracer Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x33mm
Crankset Praxis Zayante, BB30
Chainrings Praxis Wave Tech, 40T
Bottom Bracket Praxis M30
Chain KMC X11 EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link
Rear Derailleur SRAM Rival 1, long cage
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM PG-1130, 11-32t
Shifters SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic disc w/ ICJ
Handlebars Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Tape/Grips Specialized CX Pro Gel
Stem Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Brakes SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc
Pedals Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors
Saddle Body Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, hollow Cro-Mo rails, 143mm
Seat Post S-Works FACT carbon 27.2mm, 20mm offset

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Acid Pink/Acid Purple/Team Yellow/Clean / 46cm 888818412631 91419-4046
Gloss Acid Pink/Acid Purple/Team Yellow/Clean / 49cm 888818413034 91419-4049
Gloss Acid Pink/Acid Purple/Team Yellow/Clean / 52cm 888818412914 91419-4052
Gloss Acid Pink/Acid Purple/Team Yellow/Clean / 54cm 888818413010 91419-4054
Gloss Acid Pink/Acid Purple/Team Yellow/Clean / 56cm 888818412563 91419-4056 24555
Gloss Acid Pink/Acid Purple/Team Yellow/Clean / 58cm 888818412976 91419-4058
Gloss Acid Pink/Acid Purple/Team Yellow/Clean / 61cm 888818412594 91419-4061
Rocket Red/Tarmac Black / 46cm 888818412990 91419-4146
Rocket Red/Tarmac Black / 49cm 888818412808 91419-4149

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