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CruX Expert X1





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The CruX Expert X1 is a truly unbelievable bike, with performance cyclocross' written through it like a stick of rock. The pure distillation of elite competition, it benefits from the same World Championship-winning geometry and carbon lay-up as the S-Works CruX model. That means ultra-responsive handling and punchy accelerations come as standard, while a lightweight FACT 11r carbon fibre construction ensures you'll fly over even the muddiest courses. Overall race control is enhanced with a one-by setup, hydraulic disc brakes and front & rear thru-axles. With this in your arsenal, you're guaranteed a great season, before even turning a pedal in anger.

We implemented the Rider-First Engineered technology first introduced on our Tarmac road bike into the CruX. That means using size-specific tubes and layups, so that every frame handles exactly the same way, regardless of the actual size frame you ride.

Not only does Rider-First enhance the ride feel, it also allows us to significantly shave the frame weight, so the CruX now tips the scales at a scant 900g for a 56cm. That's more than 400 grams lighter than the previous frameset.

It's all well and good having a light and stiff frame, but with the helter-skelter racing involved in CX, a great frame also needs to be compliant. That's why the CruX combines compliance and stiffness in equal measure, the two elements working together. To this end, we dropped the seat collar by two centimetres, exposing more of the seat post and allowing it to absorb more of the impact on those big hits that go hand-in-hand with CX racing.

Cyclocross races are often won in the corners and over the barriers, so we made sure to account for this in the CruX geometry. We designed the top tube so it's easy to shoulder when you're heaving the bike over barriers, giving it a large opening to the front triangle and a flat underside that won't dig into your shoulder. For extra stability in the turns and on off-camber sections of the course, the bike also has a low bottom bracket and a sharp front end. This combination also helps the rider to nail the corners, regardless of the state of the terrain below your tyres.

A huge 8mm clearance on all sides of a 33mm tyre mean the bike sheds mud almost as fast as you can accumulate it, while the super-reliable SRAM Force 1 hydraulic disc groupset gives you all the smooth shifting and stopping power you could possibly want. Lightweight and durable Roval SLX 24 clincher disc wheels, plus 2Bliss Ready tyres complete this awesome build.

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, DT Swiss 350 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 Force 1 hydraulic, 11-speed
REAR DERAILLEURSRAM Force 1, mid cage, 11-speed
CASSETTESRAM PG-1170, 11-speed, 11-32t
CHAINSRAM PC-1170, 11-speed
FRONT BRAKESRAM Force, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKESRAM Force, hydraulic disc
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
TAPESpecialized S-Wrap HD
STEMSpecialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
SADDLEBody Geometry Phenom Expert, Adaptive Edge design, hollow titanium rails, carbon fiber base, 143mm
SEATPOSTS-Works FACT carbon, 20mm offset
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