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CruX Elite X1





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Our CruX Elite X1 was built to deliver a no-nonsense approach to the discipline of cyclocross, because, in cross, only the strongest survive.

We implemented our Rider-First Engineered technology in this frame, a technique that was first introduced on our elite road bike, the Tarmac. Using size-specific tubes and layups, Rider-First Engineered means the CruX can feature the same ride characteristics across every size in the range, while dropping weight considerably at the same time. How light Well the CruX now comes in at a scant 900 grams for a 56cm frame which is more than 400 grams lighter than the previous frameset.

It's no good having a light and stiff frame on a cyclocross bike unless it's also compliant. We took extra care to hit the right balance of stiffness and compliance when designing the CruX, lowering the seat collar by two centimetres to expose more of the seatpost (and therefore adding a bit more impact cushioning for those inevitable 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, with a large opening to the front triangle and a flat bottom.

CX races are won, more often than not, in the corners and over the barriers which is why we paid particular attention to the geometry of the CruX. The top tube is designed to be easily shouldered great when you're hopping off to clear a particularly big obstacle with a large opening and flat bottom (so it doesn't dig into the shoulder blade.) We also included a low bottom bracket and a sharp front end, delivering extra vital stability. The combination of these features also helps the rider to hit the best possible line through corners, regardless of the terrain.

We included eight millimetres of clearance on all sides of a 33mm tyre, allowing the bike to shed as much weight as possible as you ride along. After all, there's no point having a light bike if it's caked in 5kg of mud!

The CruX Elite X1 comes ready to race: a SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic disc groupset, lightweight and durable Roval SLX 24 clincher disc wheels, and 2Bliss Ready tyres.

FRAMEFACT 11r carbon, Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢, 1-3/8" lower bearing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat mount disc, OSBB
FORKS-Works FACT 11r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle
FRONT WHEELRoval SLX 24 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h
REAR WHEELRoval SLX 24 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h
INNER TUBES700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve w/ extender
FRONT TYRETerra Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x33mm
REAR TYRETerra Pro, 2Bliss Ready, 700x33mm
BOTTOM BRACKETSRAM BB30, 68mm, no spacer
SHIFT LEVERSSRAM Rival 1, 11-speed
CASSETTESRAM PG-1130, 11-32t
CHAINSRAM PC-1130, w/ PowerLink
FRONT BRAKESRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKESRAM Rival 1, hydraulic disc
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
TAPESpecialized CX Pro Gel
STEMSpecialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
SADDLEBody Geometry Phenom Comp, Adaptive Edge design, Hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOSTAlloy, 2-bolt clamp
PEDALSNylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors

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Size 46 49 52 54 56.0 58.0 61.0
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