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Specialized CruX

Specialized CruX
  • Color: Forest Green/Flake Silver
  • Color: Gloss Raspberry/Chameleon
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When we set out to design a new 'cross rig, we didn't just want to make another adventure bike with added tire clearance—we knew we had to create a purebred racing steed that was fast, confident, lightweight and rides like no other 'cross bike out there. And sure, with multiple Cyclocross World Championships to its name, the CruX has more than proven itself in 'cross, but we're proud to say that this CruX takes the legacy to a whole different level.

This CruX comes spec'd with a reliable SRAM Apex 1 hydraulic disc groupset, durable Axis Elite Disc wheels, and 700x33mm Tracer Sport tires that hookup over nasty terrain.

- Starting 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. After all, frame weight becomes irrelevant when it's covered in 10 pounds of mud.


Frame FACT 11r carbon, Rider-First Engineered, OSBB, 1-3/8" lower bearing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Fork S-Works FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle
Axles Front: 100 x 12mm thru-axle
Rear: 142 x 12mm thru-axle
Rims/Wheels Axis Elite Disc, 21mm internal width, alloy rim, 23mm depth, 14g spokes, 24/28h
Tires Tracer Sport, 700x33c
Crankset Praxis Alba M30, 1x direct-mount
Chainrings Praxis Wave Tech, 40T
Bottom Bracket Praxis M30
Chain KMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex 1, long cage, 11-speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs Sunrace, 11-speed, 11-36t
Shifters SRAM Apex 1x HRD
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 Apex, hydraulic disc
Pedals Sold separately
Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Seat Post Specialized Alloy, Single Bolt, 30.9mm

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Forest Green/Flake Silver / 46cm 888818675098 91421-7046 CRU288483416
Forest Green/Flake Silver / 49cm 888818675104 91421-7049 CRU285554569
Forest Green/Flake Silver / 52cm 888818675111 91421-7052 CRU288385962
Forest Green/Flake Silver / 54cm 888818675128 91421-7054 CRU286552314
Forest Green/Flake Silver / 56cm 888818675135 91421-7056 CRU282976096
Forest Green/Flake Silver / 58cm 888818675142 91421-7058 CRU286656268
Forest Green/Flake Silver / 61cm 888818675159 91421-7061 CRU284089581
Gloss Raspberry/Chameleon / 46cm 888818694457 91421-7146 CRU296832496
Gloss Raspberry/Chameleon / 49cm 888818694631 91421-7149 CRU295639219
Gloss Raspberry/Chameleon / 52cm 888818694488 91421-7152 CRU29689172
Gloss Raspberry/Chameleon / 54cm 888818694570 91421-7154 CRU299887114
Gloss Raspberry/Chameleon / 56cm 888818694525 91421-7156 CRU297284226
Gloss Raspberry/Chameleon / 58cm 888818694471 91421-7158 CRU293424238
Gloss Raspberry/Chameleon / 61cm 888818694624 91421-7161 CRU299463571