Crux 2021

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whinefields
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by whinefields

It's a 56. Weighed it twice, with two different scales, and came in right around 790g. That's including all the frame protection Specialized puts on, plus two derailleur screws I forgot about.

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Even though the frame is heavier than advertised, this thing still feels light as a feather. And personally, I love the color scheme. As someone coming from an S-Works Tarmac and the Roubaix Team, the lack of branding is a nice touch. Setting up the 2x crankset is the next step. Truth told, I'm a little worried about that. I hope the Power2Max people were right that the GRX spacing will work on this frame. A: it'd be a pain to return the powermeter and look for a new crank. B: I'm pretty pleased with the weight. 691g all in isn't bad...

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cycleboyco
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by cycleboyco

That's only 10g heavier than my boring 56 black frame, so definitely worth it to have some color. I have a P2M GRX spacing crankset coming later this week with 46/30 rings and the Aldhu carbon crankarms, so am also hoping this setup works.

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Mirco
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by Mirco

Saving the weight with the frame, adding this saving with the crankset again. 🤔

RyanH
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by RyanH

I'm still in the honeymoon phase but my impression so far is that this makes quite a formidable road bike. I'll get some group rides in this weekend and will be able to share more but it's significantly better than a SuperX on the pavement.
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by TurboKoo

RyanH wrote:I'm still in the honeymoon phase but my impression so far is that this makes quite a formidable road bike. I'll get some group rides in this weekend and will be able to share more but it's significantly better than a SuperX on the pavement.
Can you please tell little more what makes it better on pavement than SuperX as I have SuperSix EVO SE on order and it shares the geo with SuperX
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by RyanH

The SuperX I had was the 2019 model and the out front steering they had made it feel lazy in the turns, it just didn't want to change direction. Nothing about it felt like a nimble, eager road bike. The Crux however feels just like a road bike. It doesn't feel slow or ponderous.
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maquisard
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by maquisard

What chainring setup are you using RyanH, sorry many posts and I forget your setup. Curious how this bike handles on the road as that is what I want it for, road and light gravels.

FlatlandClimber
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by FlatlandClimber

TwC wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:44 am
First thought, get a crank on it and tell us what fits!
This!
Open WI.DE (2019) - 8.7kg
Specialized Shiv TT Disc (2020) - 7.9kg
Specialized SW Æthos (2021) 6.5kg
Trek Émonda SLR9 (2021) 7.3kg
Specialized SW Crux (2022) 7.9kg

*all weights are race ready bikes, large frame size.
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ChrisRideLog
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by ChrisRideLog

I summarized all the given weight information to keep the overview:

Weight summary

780g | 56cm | S-Works Crux (12R) | Satin Carbon/Spectraflair/Gloss Abalone
790g | 56cm | S-Works Crux (12R) | Satin Brushed Liquid Silver/Gloss Black/Smoke Marble/Gold Diamond Dust
860g | 52cm | Crux (10R) | Satin Dusty Blue/Ice Papaya // Fork: 400g

alexmcm09
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by alexmcm09

Has anyone considered using one of the Classified hubs on this frame? Feels like a good way to get around the 2x limitations.

xyklisten
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by xyklisten

Looks like I´m getting my frameset today. Will post pics!
Build might have to wait due to the lack of components.

LegPower
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by LegPower

Nice! Looks great! I got the same color in a 54 and will weigh it as soon as it arrives.

spartacus
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by spartacus

You guys know you can space out hollowtech bottom brackets a few MM right?

FactoryMatt
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by FactoryMatt

alexmcm09 wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:59 am
Has anyone considered using one of the Classified hubs on this frame? Feels like a good way to get around the 2x limitations.
This is a great idea. But you still have to run a narrow wide chain ring.

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ChrisRideLog
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by ChrisRideLog

Frame weight summary

Claimed frame weight by Specialized
725g | 56cm | S-Works Crux (12R)
825g | 56cm | Crux (10R)

Actual frame weight
780g | 56cm | S-Works Crux (12R) | Satin Carbon/Spectraflair/Gloss Abalone
790g | 56cm | S-Works Crux (12R) | Satin Brushed Liquid Silver/Gloss Black/Smoke Marble/Gold Diamond Dust
860g | 52cm | Crux (10R) | Satin Dusty Blue/Ice Papaya // Fork: 400g

Looking forward for more input :beerchug:
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