Updated: 3rd August 2018
Specialized’s CruX is already a well-established cyclocross race bike with world championship winning pedigree. There is a whole new range of models this year. All round amazing paint jobs, neon fades are back! All models are incredibly vibrant. A thoroughbred racer with aggressive angles and component choice that complement the bikes race winning intentions. One aluminium and three carbon fibre bikes available, all running 1x11 drivetrains committed to being an out and our race machine.
The new Crux is lighter than last year, and more race focused than ever before, no mudguard or rack mounts, it’s all about pure speed and manoeuvrability. With full internal cable routing and a tapered head tube, even the top tube has been designed to be easy to throw on your shoulder. The paint is hydrophobic, which helps shed mud and water saving weight during a race.
The sport model has a lightweight aluminium frame/carbon fork with quick release hub spacing, all other models feature a full carbon frame and fork. The same high-grade FACT 11r carbon as the S-works model is used with all the carbon framed versions of this bike.
Specialized has also applied its Rider-First Engineering technology to the CruX, so each size frame is specifically tuned with the carbon fibre layup and tube profiles refined for different height and weight riders
all the range you need for a typical cyclocross course;
Amazing to see Specialized commit to 1x drivetrains on every model this year, it keeps things so simple and lightweight with one less thing to go wrong. As proved by the mountain bike world the narrow/wide chainrings make a slipped chain incredibly rare and keeps working even when caked in mud.
Hydraulic disc brakes on all models is a huge benefit so you still have amazing stopping power even when riding up on the hoods, 11 speed Sram Apex on the entry level Sport model, going through Sram Rival, Sram Force and ultimately a mix of Shimano Dura-ace and XTR Di2 on the top of the range S-works model.
All the bikes have the excellent Tracer tyre from Specialized, proven on the race circuit to roll fast and grip hard when it’s needed. The sport model features an Axis wheelset, excellent DT swiss on the elite and Roval carbon rims come in on the expert model with deep-dish carbon on the S-Works.
Quick release on the Sport model with all others featuring a stiff bolt through 12mm axle up front and 12x142 on the back.
A box ready race machine eager for the season ahead, if you are used to the aggressive angles then this bike will easily handle any longer rides off grid or give it some slick tyres and it would be no slow coach on the road, more versatile than you might think the new 2019 Crux is an out and out weapon of a bike.
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