Specialized 22 Crux Expert

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The Crux is the lightest gravel bike in the world, with the exceptional capability of massive tyre clearance and performance gravel geometry. It’s the ultimate expression of gravel performance.

The Crux Expert comes spec'd with an intuitive and crisp-shifting SRAM Rival eTap AXS hydraulic disc groupset, incredibly tough Roval Terra C Disc wheels, and tubeless ready, 700x38mm Pathfinder Pro tyres that smooth out the rutted corrugations and dust of Molesworth or Colville alike.

  • The Expert uses the 825g, 10r FACT carbon fibre frame. Taken are the revolutionary breakthroughs that made Aethos the lightest bike ever and applied them to the Crux. The result? A gravel bike that climbs like a dream, floats over jagged terrain, and weighs less than a full bottle in your cage. Watch here, the engineers tell of how the Crux came to be.
  • Tyre clearance for up to 47mm on 700c wheels and/2.1” on 650B wheels respectively. More clearance means more capability. With Diverge-level tyre clearance, Crux takes you anywhere you can imagine, at full gas.

  • Responsive: Nimble, supple, and reactive. Responsive at the pedals. Supple in the saddle. With performance gravel geometry and race-influenced fit inspired by Crux's iconic history in ‘cross.

Specifications:

Frame

Crux FACT 10r carbon fibre (825g in size 56cm), Rider First Engineered, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Fork

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

Handlebars

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

Stem

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

Tape

Supacaz Super Sticky Kush

Front Brake

SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc

Rear Brake

SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc

Shift Levers

SRAM Rival eTap AXS

Rear Derailleur

SRAM Rival XPLR eTap AXS

Cassette

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

Crankset

SRAM Rival 1x

Chainrings

40T

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB BSA

Chain

SRAM Rival 12-speed

Front Wheel

Roval Terra C

Rear Wheel

Roval Terra C

Front Tyre

Pathfinder Pro Tubeless Ready, Tan Sidewall, 700x38mm

Rear Tyre

Pathfinder Pro Tubeless Ready, Tan Sidewall, 700x38mm

Inner Tubes

Presta valve, 48mm

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Expert, titanium rails

Seat Post

Roval Terra Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset

Seat Post Collar

Specialized Alloy, 30mm

Test Pedals

Not included on performance Specialized bikes such as this for environmental reasons. Pedals are an additional purchase, based on preference and riding style.

 

Geometry & Sizing:

52

54

56

58

BB Drop

74

72

72

72

BB Height

284

286

286

286

Bike Standover Height

772

794

816

841

Chainstay Length

425

425

425

425

Fork Length, Full

401

401

401

401

Fork Rake/Offset

50

50

50

50

Front Center

600

608

618

630

Head Tube Angle

71.25°

71.5°

72°

72.25°

Head Tube Length

115

130

147

167

Reach

382

388

397

405

Seat Tube Angle

74°

74°

73.5°

73.5°

Seat Tube Length

496

521

546

576

Seatpost Length

300

300

360

360

Stack

547

560

578

598

Top Tube Length, Horizontal

539

549

568

582

Trail

69

67

64

62

Wheelbase

1014

1023

1033

1045

*Barring angle values marked by their degree symbol (°), all chart measurements above are listed in millimetres (mm).

Detailed below are the 2022 Crux Expert's sizes, with their respective rider's height ranges to which they suit:

52cm - 163cm to 168cm (5'4" to 5'6")

54cm - 168cm to 175cm (5'6" to 5'9")

56cm - 175cm to 183cm (5'9" to 6'0")

58cm - 183cm to 191cm (6'0" to 6'3")

WHY BUY FROM US?

With over 17 years experience offering quality bikes and service, you can rest assured we have deeply considered the quality of the products we sell and have the technical skills to assist if any possible problems arise.

Along with being the ‘local’ bike store to many riders in Auckland, we also have an extensive customer base of riders nationwide. Believe it or not we even have riders from overseas come to us for our quality products and expertise!

Lastly, we are riders ourselves. We are in this business because we are genuinely passionate about riding all types of bikes and are here to share our knowledge to help enhance your riding experience.

Why buy from us