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Specialized S-Works CruX

Specialized S-Works CruX

2018

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2018 Specialized S-Works CruX

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 wanted to create a purebred racing steed that was fast, confident, lightweight, and rides like no other 'cross bike out there. With multiple Cyclocross World Championships to its name, the CruX has more than proven itself in the lung-searing race discipline of 'cross, but the new S-Works CruX takes this legacy to a whole different level.

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 at a scant 900 grams for a 56cm—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, therefore, 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 design 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. Along with clearance, select S-Works models feature hydrophobic, mud-shedding paint that reduces the ability for mud to cling to the frame. It's awesome to have a light bike, after all, but frame weight becomes irrelevant when it's covered in 10 pounds of mud.

This bike is also spec'd with the lightest components possible. Along these lines, it features a full Dura-Ace 9170 hydraulic disc groupset, lightweight, aerodynamic, and mud-shedding Roval CLX 50 clincher disc wheels, and an S-Works carbon seatpost and handlebars.

- Our top-of-the-line S-Works FACT 11r carbon frame features a race-ready 'cross geometry, and comes equipped with thru-axles, 142mm rear spacing, and takes advantage of our highest quality carbon production methods in order to create a bike that's as responsive as it is lightweight.
- The internally routed S-Works FACT carbon disc fork features a thru-axle design that increases steering response and rider input for the tight turns and the all-out efforts 'cross demands.
- The Win Tunnel Engineered Roval CLX 50 carbon disc wheelset offers superior aerodynamics, incredible mud-shedding-ability, and and a svelte 1415-gram weight.

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    Specification Description
    Frame S-Works FACT 11r carbon, Rider-First Engineered, 1-3/8" lower bearing, flat mount disc, OSBB
    Fork S-Works FACT 11r carbon
    Axles Front: 12 x 100mm thru axle
    Rear: 12 x 142mm thru axle
    Rims/Wheels Roval CLX 50 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, Win Tunnel Engineered, 50mm depth
    Hubs Front: CeramicSpeed bearings
    Rear: DT Swiss 240 internals, CeramicSpeed bearings
    Tires Specialized Terra Pro, 700 x 33c, 2Bliss Ready
    Crankset Carbon fiber spider
    Chainrings 46/36t
    Bottom Bracket OSBB, CeramicSpeed bearings
    Chain Shimano Dura-Ace,11-speed
    Front Derailleur Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, clamp-on
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, 11-speed
    Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, 11-speed, 11-30t
    Shifters Shimano Dura-Ace Disc 9120
    Handlebars S-Works SL Carbon Shallow Drop, 125x75mm
    Tape/Grips Specialized S-Wrap HD
    Stem S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise
    Brakes Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9170 hydraulic disc
    Saddle Body Geometry S-Works Phenom, carbon rails, 143mm
    Seat Post S-Works FACT carbon, 20mm offset

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Vendor Number
    Gloss SL Black/Cosmos/Rocket Red/White / 54cm 888818309603 91418-0154 SBC-91418-0154
    Gloss SL Black/Cosmos/Rocket Red/White / 56cm 888818309450 91418-0156 SBC-91418-0156
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