Bike Comparison

The Specialized Crux Comp and Crux Expert are both carbon frame cyclocross bikes with hydraulic disc brakes. The Crux Comp has aluminum wheels, while the Crux Expert has carbon wheels, much better components, and a 1 × 12 drivetrain providing a wider range of gears. Explore the differences below.

    2022 Specialized Crux Comp
    2022 Specialized Crux Expert
    MSRP$4,200$6,200
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    CategoryCyclocrossCyclocross
    FrameCarbonCarbon
    ForkCarbonCarbon
    WheelsAluminumCarbon
    Wheel Size700c700c
    Brake TypeHydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
    GroupsetRival 1
    
    Rival XPLR eTap, Rival eTap
    
    Drivetrain1 × 111 × 12 Electronic
    Gear Range

    Specialized Crux Comp

    31 mph

    Specialized Crux Expert

    35 mph
    SeatpostRigidRigid
    Brand Sitespecialized.comspecialized.com

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    Crux Comp
    Crux Expert

    Geometry

    Specs
    Frame

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

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

    Fork

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

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

    Bottom Bracket

    SRAM GXP

    SRAM DUB BSA

    Stem

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

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

    Handlebar

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

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

    Saddle

    Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

    Body Geometry Power Expert, titanium rails

    Seatpost

    Roval Terra Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset

    Roval Terra Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset

    Groupset
    Rear Derailleur

    SRAM Rival 1, long cage

    SRAM Rival XPLR eTap AXS

    Crank

    SRAM Rival 1x, 40T

    SRAM Rival 1x, 40T

    Shifters

    SRAM Rival 1, hydraulic

    SRAM Rival eTap AXS

    Cassette

    SunRace, 11-speed, 11-42t

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

    Chain

    KMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed

    SRAM Rival 12-speed

    Brakes

    SRAM Rival, hydraulic disc

    SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc

    Wheels
    Rims

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

    Front: Roval Terra C, Rear: Roval Terra C

    Tires

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

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