Destined for the podium, whether at the CX World Championships or a local cross race, the Specialized Crux Pro Cyclocross Bike combines a FACT 11r carbon frame with SRAM’s fully wireless Force eTap AXS groupset, making it a compelling proposition for anyone keen for success.
Specialized has knocked huge 400 grams of the frame weight compared to its predecessor, bring it in around the 900-gram mark, which is entering into the realm of lightweight road bikes. This lack of weight, coupled with the flattened top tube, makes shouldering and carrying the bike easier and quicker. By shortening the seat tube and lengthening the seatpost, Specialized has increased the bike’s comfort and compliance, meaning less fatigue and more speed. Tyre clearance is a massive 8mm per side for regulation 33mm CX tyres, leaving plenty of room for mud around the tubeless-ready Specialized Tracer Pros.
SRAM’s 12-speed Force eTap AXS groupset utilises wireless technology to initiate shifting, meaning that there are no cables to get clogged with mud and grass. With just one lever per side, the large shifters are easy to hit with cold, wet hands or when tired at the end of a race, and the powered derailleurs always hit the right gear when asked. The AXS smartphone app allows some customisation of functions and provides information on battery health and maintenance.
Roval’s Terra CL wheelset has 25mm wide, 32mm deep carbon rims for cutting through any mud and supporting wider CX tyres, with 24 DT Swiss Comp Race spokes per wheel and a DT Swiss based Roval 350 star ratchet rear hub. A carbon seatpost and handlebar adds the finishing touches to this race-ready machine.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 11r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, 1-3/8" lower bearing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc|
|Fork||Specialized S-Works FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB for BB30|
|Stem||Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt|
|Handlebar||Specialized S-Works Shallow Bend Carbon, 125mm drop x 75mm reach|
|Grips/Bar Tape||Specialized CX Pro Gel|
|Front Brake||SRAM Force eTap AXS, hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||SRAM Force eTap AXS, hydraulic disc|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Force eTap AXS, hydraulic disc|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Force eTap AXS, 12-speed|
|Shift Levers||SRAM Force eTap AXS, 12-speed|
|Chain||SRAM Force, 12-speed|
|Cassette||SRAM Force, XG-1270, 12-speed, 10-36t|
|Crankset||SRAM Force 1 eTap AXS, 40T|
|Front Wheel||Roval Terra CL, 25mm inner width carbon rim, 32mm depth, DT for Roval 350 hub, 24h, DT Swiss Comp Race spokes|
|Rear Wheel||Roval Terra CL, 25mm inner width carbon rim, 32mm depth, DT for Roval 350 star ratchet hub, 24h, DT Swiss Comp Race spokes|
|Front Tyre||Specialized Tracer Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x33mm clincher|
|Rear Tyre||Specialized Tracer Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x33mm clincher|
|Saddle||Specialized Body Geometry Power Pro|
|Seatpost||Roval Terra Carbon Seat Post, 20mm offset|
|Pedals||Available to be purchased separately|