Why your next bike should be a Specialized Crux
Tempted by a new gravel bike? Feeling like the road is getting a little too crowded, or your local trail park a bit stale?
The Specialized Crux is the lightest gravel bike in the world, and we’re pretty sure you need it in your life... Think of it as the bike to rule all surfaces, be that gravel, pavement, or singletrack.
With a weight of 725g for a 56cm frame, the S-Works Crux frameset is built with 12r carbon fibre layup. Such a low weight makes the Crux exceptionally agile, adaptive, and responsive-worthwhile features for gravel rides that test your handling ability on loose gravel, exhausting climbs, and sketchy descents.
The Crux’s featherweight composition accentuates the bike’s stability. With the ability to accommodate up to 47mm tires or 650b wheels, the Crux is prepared for any terrain. Whether riding at home or abroad, you’ll find the Crux at some of the world’s biggest, most competitive gravel events like Unbound. This year, Peter Sagan, three-time road World Champion rode the Crux during his Unbound debut. Sagan and his fellow Unbound riders choose the Crux for its nimble handling through gnarly cow pastures and those punishing lactate-building climbs. It’s tough 2Bliss tyres also helped ‘Three-Pete’ avoid the notorious flinty rocks that have led to many disastrous Unbound experiences, but are just as comfortable on the jaggy rock-laden bridleways of the UK.
Whether racing at Unbound or seeking another gravel adventure on British shores, the Crux is the perfect bike for the job. Each Crux, including the Pro, provides ample mud clearance to keep you ahead of the pack, while the extended reach and wheelbase instils confidence on the most breathtaking descents. Built for speed, the Crux will keep you ahead so that you can push the pace, and if there’s a gap, you’re prepared to pull the group.
The Crux Comp, like the Pro, comes in two colour schemes to keep you looking good while putting in the work. Whether you choose the Comp’s Gloss Arctic Blue/Tarmac Black or the Pro’s Satin Dusty Blue/Ice Papaya you’ll be race or bikepack ready. Eye-catching colour schemes and a third bottle cage mount under the downtube paired with a Specialized/Fjällräven seatbag harness or handlebar bag equips you for quick grocery runs across town, weekend bikepacking adventures or longer getaways on meandering touring routes to stoke your wanderlust.
A thrill to ride on gravel roads less travelled, we truly believe your next bike should be a Crux.
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