Specialized CruX

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Specialized CruX. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

11 reasons to buy

  • The CruX is offered in frame sizes from 46cm to 61cm. Most teens and adults can find a size to fit.
  • Experts are pleased the bike has quick-release wheels, making it easy to break down for travel.
  • The CruX is extremely versatile. In addition to dominating cyclocross, it can be used for gravel adventures, road rides and commuting.
  • The high bottom bracket offers riders extra clearance over rough terrain.
  • Testers found the bike to be attractive, with cleanly routed cables and tasteful color options.
  • The Specialized CruX is available with a high-quality carbon frame that offers riders efficient power transfer.
  • The carbon fork and frame dampen road vibrations.
  • The seat stays do not contain any unnecessary bridges that have the potential to collect mud.
  • There is 8mm of clearance on each side of the 33mm tires to prevent the build up of mud in sloppy wet conditions.
  • Stability is found in the bike’s wide tires and long wheelbase.
  • Testers are pleased that all builds of the Crux contain high-quality components.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The CruX is not the most affordable cyclocross bike.
  • The Tracer tires don't perform the best on wet or loose terrain.

Bottom line

The Specialized CruX is available in numerous carbon builds. Tracer tires are used on the bike. They excel on compact surfaces but if you intend to race on wet or loose cyclocross terrain a tire swap is necessary. Experts agree that the CruX can serve as your do-everything bike. Wide tires make it capable of exploring gravel roads when you’re not racing ‘cross. The geometry also is relaxed enough that this bike can serve as one’s daily commuter.

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 1 rated expert review

Specialized CruX Expert Review

Specialized’s CruX Expert sits second in line within the four-bike 2019 CruX hierarchy, and costs almost half as much as the range-topping S-Works model.

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Cody Kaiser

Official Unveiling of the 2020 S-Works CruX

Right now, we’re going full production looking good, looking sharp. I think these are great.

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Bart van de Langenberg

Heavily Specced Specialized CruX gravel bike. As Good as it Gets?

I love it. It’s a great bike.

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