2019 Specialized CruX E5

Modest component level aluminum frame cyclocross bike

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2019 Specialized CruX E5
  • MSRP $1,400
  • Frame Aluminum
  • Fork Carbon
  • Wheels 700c Aluminum
  • Drivetrain 2 × 10
  • Groupset 
    Shimano Tiagra

2 × 10 — 20 speed

2019 Specialized CruX E5
33 mph
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36 mph

The 2019 CruX E5 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The 2019 CruX E5 won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.


Oh snap! This frame was drawn from the actual bike geometry measurements. Roll over the table below to highlight frame dimensions.

Stack 522540554566583597618
Reach 366370375379384387392
Stack/Reach Ratio1.431.461.481.491.521.541.58
Top Tube Length 501510534547559569587
Seat Tube Length 460490520540560580610
Seat Tube Angle72.573.073.373.574.075.575.5
Head Tube Length 100115125140155170190
Head Tube Angle69.570.571.571.572.072.573.0
BB Drop 67676969717171
BB Height 279279279281281283283
Front Center 593595595601606609615
Chainstay Length 425425425425425425425
Wheelbase 1,0081,0091,0091,0161,0221,0251,031
Rake 49494949515151
Trail 56596263657076
Standover Height 764782795809825841862
🐐 Measurements listed in millimeters and degrees
FrameSpecialized E5 Premium Aluminum, fully manipulated tubing, semi-compact race design, shaped top tube, 1-3/8" lower bearing, internal cable routing, integrated headset, OSBB, post mount disc, 135mm rear spacing
ForkSpecialized FACT carbon, disc-specific, quick-release
StemSpecialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
HandlebarSpecialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
SaddleBody Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
SeatpostAlloy, 2-bolt clamp
PedalsNylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors
Front DerailleurShimano Tiagra, braze-on
Rear DerailleurShimano Tiagra, long cage, 10-speed
ShiftersShimano Tiagra
CrankPraxis Alba 2D, BB30, 46/36T
CassetteShimano Tiagra, 10-speed, 11-32t
ChainKMC X10, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™
BrakesTektro Spyre, post mount, mechanical disc
RimsAxis Sport Disc, quick-release
TiresTracer Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, 700x33mm
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