2022 Specialized Crux Expert

A carbon frame cyclocross bike with ultra high-end components and hydraulic disc brakes, priced near the low end of the Crux model range. Compare the full range

2022 Specialized Crux Expert
MSRP$6,200
FrameCarbon
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c Carbon
Drivetrain1 × 12 Electronic
GroupsetRival XPLR eTap, Rival eTap

BrakesHydraulic Disc
Where to Buy
Similar Bikes Available Now
Compare With Similar Bikes

View more similar bikes »


Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

Crux Expert

35 mph

Similar Bikes

35 mph

The Crux Expert is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Crux Expert is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.


Estimated Spec Level

Based on build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more. Learn more

Spec level →$0$1,000$2,000$3,000$4,000$5,000$6,000
This bike
Other cyclocross bikes

Reviews
Gran Fondo
Specialized S-Works Crux gravel bike in review

Mike Hunger

The Specialized S-Works Crux is set to become the ultimate gravel weapon, offering minimal weight and maximum tire clearance. To achieve this, Specialized have combined the lightweight technology of the S-Works Aethos with the cyclocross genes of the previous Crux. We compared it to 18 of the best gravel bikes of the season to find out whether the new Crux can master this balancing act.

  • Consistently high-end spec
  • Super light
  • Full-on racing performance
  • Clearances for up to 700 x 47C tires
  • Compromised integration
  • No additional mounting points

May 2022Read Full Review 

road.cc
Specialized S-Works Crux 2022

Liam Cahill

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

  • Very light
  • Fast on the road
  • Fast off the road
  • Clean frame lines
  • Comfortable
  • Might not be 'gravel' enough for some

March 2022Read Full Review 

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

David Kennedy

Getting to the crux of gravel

February 2022Read Full Review 

Cyclist
Specialized S-Works Crux review

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

  • Climbs like a road bike
  • Aggressive geometry
  • Expensive

December 2021Read Full Review 

CX Magazine
The New 2022 Specialized CruX: Breaking Down the Hype and Hysteria

Cyclocross Magazine

The new 2022 Specialized CruX has received a geometry tweak and gone on a diet. We break down the hype and hysteria behind the gravel and cyclocross labels.

October 2021Read Full Review 

Cycling Tips
2022 Specialized Crux shifts from CX to an ultralight gravel speedster - CyclingTips

James Huang

It’s basically a fat-tired Aethos — and I mean that in the best way possible.

  • Superb ride quality, supremely light, brilliant handling, excellent tire clearance, traditional aesthetics, non-proprietary components.
  • Offensive pricing, minimal mounts.

October 2021Read Full Review 

Bicycling
The Specialized CruX E5 Sport Is A Low-Cost Cyclocross Bike With High-End Chops

Don't write off the aluminum frame: This could be your next race bike.

  • Aluminum frame
  • Carbon fork
  • Race-ready geometry
  • Some riders may prefer thru-axles
  • Tires are good for cinder paths but lack adequate tread for cyclocross

October 2019Read Full Review 

BikeRadar
Specialized CruX Expert review

Robin Wilmott

The CruX Expert is a superb race machine that only needs tyre changes to excel all winter long. Buy if you want a thoroughly sorted race bike

  • Superb ’cross specification, performance, weight and handling
  • Your wardrobe will struggle to match the frame colour

January 2019Read Full Review 


Geometry

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"

🐐 Estimated


Specs
Build
Frame

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

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, threaded

ColorsSatin Forest / Light Silver; Gloss White Speckled / Dove Grey/papaya/clay/lime

Fork

S-Works FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB BSA

Stem

Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

Handlebar

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

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Expert, titanium rails

Seatpost

Roval Terra Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM Rival XPLR eTap AXS

Crank

SRAM Rival 1x, 40T

Shifters

SRAM Rival eTap AXS

Cassette

SRAM XPLR, XG-1251, 12-speed, 10-44t

Chain

SRAM Rival 12-speed

Brakes

SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc

Wheels
Rims

Front: Roval Terra C, Rear: Roval Terra C

Tires

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

Riders Also Viewed

Deals