2022 Specialized

Crux Comp

A carbon frame gravel bike with upper mid-range components and hydraulic disc brakes.
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Manufacturer Price

$3,149$4,200
FrameCarbon
SuspensionRigid
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 11
GroupsetRival
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Ride Feel

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Rider Position
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Terrain
smoothrugged
Crux Comp
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Gearing

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

Lowest gear

(climbing)

31 mph

Crux Comp

36 mph

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Highest gear

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Spec Level

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Sizing
49cm

5'1" – 5'5"

52cm

5'3" – 5'7"

54cm

5'5" – 5'9"

56cm

5'7" – 6'0"

58cm

5'10" – 6'2"

61cm

6'0" – 6'4"

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Price History
Reviews
off.road.cc
Specialized Crux Comp gravel bike review

Jun 2023

Crux is Specialized's premium gravel bike that comes with a lot of characteristics borrowed from both its cyclo-cross history and featherweight Aethos road bike. The lightweight carbon frame offers excellent comfort on gravel surfaces but, with this specific model, the rest of the bike spec is not up to the same level as the frame. Best gravel bikes under £1,500 in 2023 - drop-bar machines that won't break the bank Gravel bike vs mountain bike: what are the differences?​ Gravel racing - what's next for cycling's fastest growing discipline?

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VeloNews
Pro bike gallery: Lance Haidet's Specialized Crux

Jan 2023 · William Tracy

The new collegiate club cyclocross national champion also rode to an impressive fifth place at the elite national championship race.

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Bikerumor
CX Pro Bike: Zdenek Stybar's low-key custom ultralight Specialized S-Works Crux cyclocross bike

Oct 2022 · Cory Benson

3x ex-CX World Champ Zdenek Stybar returned to Tabor 11 years later to race cyclocross on an ultralight, almost stock carbon S-Works Crux....

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Velo
Peter Sagan’s Specialized S-Works Crux for Unbound Gravel

Jun 2022 · VeloNews.com

The Slovakian will make his gravel debut at Unbound before returning to Europe for the Tour de France.

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BikeRadar
2022 Specialized S-Works Crux review

May 2022 · Jack Luke

A delightfully lightweight classic gravel bike for those with chasmal pockets

Highs
  • Superb ride quality

  • One of, if not the lightest gravel framesets out there

  • Generous tyre clearance

  • Simple standards used throughout

  • Sensible 125kg weight limit

Lows
  • Huge price tag for the top-end models

  • Pathfinder tyres only really suitable for dry and fast conditions

  • Limited accessory mounts

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road.cc
Specialized S-Works Crux 2022

Mar 2022 · Liam Cahill

An exceptionally light gravel bike that excels on the climbs and is a blast to ride fast

Highs
  • Very light

  • Fast on the road

  • Fast off the road

  • Clean frame lines

  • Comfortable

Lows
  • Might not be 'gravel' enough for some

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Road Bike Action
SPECIALIZED S-WORKS CRUX REVIEW - Road Bike Action

Feb 2022 · David Kennedy

Getting to the crux of gravel

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Cyclist
Specialized S-Works Crux review

Dec 2021 · Joe Robinson

The lightest gravel bike in the world, the Specialized S-Works Crux is a bona fide off-road race bike with performance to match its price

Highs
  • Climbs like a road bike

  • Aggressive geometry

Lows
  • Expensive

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

Crux FACT 10r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, Threaded

Tire Clearance2.1"

ColorsSatin Smoke / Black/cool Grey; Gloss Arctic Blue / Tarmac Black

Fork

FACT 12R Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Bottom Bracket

SRAM GXP

Stem

Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise

Handlebar

Specialized Adventure Gear, 118.9mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

Seatpost

Roval Terra Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset

TypeRigid

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM Rival 1, long cage

Crank

SRAM Rival 1x, 40T

Shifters

SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic

Cassette

SunRace, 11-speed, 11-42t

Chain

KMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed

Brakes

Front: SRAM Rival, hydraulic disc, Rear: SRAM Rival, hydraulic disc

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

Front: DT Swiss G540 Disc, Rear: DT Swiss G540 Disc

Tires

Front: Pathfinder Pro 2BR, 700x38, Rear: Pathfinder Pro 2BR, 700x38

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