2019 CruX Elite

2019 CruX Elite
Regular price $5,000.00

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.
  • 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.
  • DT R470 Disc wheels feature reliable, sealed cartridge hubs, and 24 front and rear spokes that keeps weight low and durability high.

    Specs

    • FRAME FACT 11r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, 1-3/8" lower bearing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
    • FORK S-Works FACT 11r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle
    • FRONT WHEEL DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
    • REAR WHEEL DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
    • INNER TUBES Presta valve, 48mm
    • FRONT TYRE Tracer Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x33mm
    • REAR TYRE Tracer Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x33mm
    • CRANKSET Praxis Zayante, BB30
    • CHAINRINGS Praxis Wave Tech, 40T
    • BOTTOM BRACKET Praxis M30
    • SHIFT LEVERS SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic disc w/ ICJ
    • REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM Rival 1, long cage
    • CASSETTE SRAM PG-1130, 11-32t
    • CHAIN KMC X11 EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
    • FRONT BRAKE SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc
    • REAR BRAKE SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc
    • HANDLEBARS Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
    • TAPE Specialized CX Pro Gel
    • STEM Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
    • SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
    • SEATPOST S-Works FACT carbon 27.2mm, 20mm offset
    • SEAT BINDER Included w/ frame

    Geometry

    46 49 52 54 56 58 61
    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
    Bike Standover Height 763.5mm 781.5mm 794.5mm 808.5mm 824.5mm 840.5mm 861.5mm
    Chainstay Length 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm
    Fork Length, Full 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
    Front Center 592mm 592mm 593mm 605mm 611mm 618mm 627mm
    Head Tube Angle 69.5° 70.5° 71.5° 71.5° 72° 72.5° 73°
    Head Tube Length 100mm 115mm 125mm 140mm 155mm 170mm 190mm
    Reach 366mm 369mm 375mm 382mm 388mm 395mm 402mm
    Seat Tube Angle 75.5° 75.5° 74° 73.5° 73.25° 73° 72.5°
    Seat Tube Length 470mm 490mm 510mm 530mm 550mm 570mm 600mm
    Stack 523mm 540mm 554mm 566mm 582mm 597mm 618mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal 501mm 509mm 534mm 550mm 563mm 578mm 597mm
    Trail 78mm 72mm 65mm 65mm 62mm 59mm 55mm
    Wheelbase 1007mm 1007mm 1008mm 1020mm 1026mm 1034mm 1043mm

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