Crux 2021

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niklasp
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by niklasp

The new crux is a "gravel racer", not a cyclocross. More info on trainerroad.

The price bump is still insane. Will source a 2021 model instead. But hey, marketing... They know who's got the dough. Semi old white men doing gravel.

gwerziou
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by gwerziou

Hey I'm semi old, kind of pasty, ha ha! But for $5K, more likely to look at Pursuit, Open or the Factor LS...
• A bike, pretty sweet
• An old bike, still pretty fun to ride
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OnTheRivet
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by OnTheRivet

niklasp wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:07 pm
The new crux is a "gravel racer", not a cyclocross. More info on trainerroad.

The price bump is still insane. Will source a 2021 model instead. But hey, marketing... They know who's got the dough. Semi old white men doing gravel.
At least the new Trek Boone is still a cyclocross frame. And at 2700 USD and a weight of 950g for a 56cm they schooled Specialized this round.

gwerziou
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by gwerziou

I went to trainerroad.com but there was no article about the new Crux.
• A bike, pretty sweet
• An old bike, still pretty fun to ride
• Unicycle, no brand name visible


LanceLegstrong
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by LanceLegstrong

Looking at the new CruX and hearing the weight claims (something like 725g in size 56 for the S-Works), could this eat into Aethos sales? It's basically the same frame design and similar weights, but the CruX gets massive tire clearance, meaning you could build up a superlight quiver killer, with 2 wheelsets for road or gravel/CX. Not aero, but for most people it could be a good fit.
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BananaBike
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by BananaBike

I have one of the new SuperSix Evo SEs on order, do you think it is worth it to wait and see the Crux? Or is it probably going to be ludicrously more expensive for a similiarly spec'd bike?

kppolich
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by kppolich

BananaBike wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:36 pm
I have one of the new SuperSix Evo SEs on order, do you think it is worth it to wait and see the Crux? Or is it probably going to be ludicrously more expensive for a similiarly spec'd bike?
I'd stay away from those Cannondales with the special rear dish and wait for the Crux.

DrimeOser
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by DrimeOser

You might have your reasons for not being into Cannondale. But, the dish is 20 bucks at your local wheel builder. Or, you do it yourself in 20 minutes. I don't even think the Ai adds much to the bike as many other manufacturers have managed to keep the stays short using regular specs. Just it is no big deal as far as I can see. Also, most guys buy the whole bike.

Of course, if you have multiple bikes that you like to happily switch wheelsets from one to another on a regular base, that is a problem. But, who does that?

DrimeOser
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by DrimeOser

From what I saw, the new Crux and the Cannondale are fishing in the same waters. But, the Cannondale has a fairly usual, albeit modern, carbon frame by its build quality. The Crux, based on the technology of the Aethos, is a piece of art. There is no gram of material too much, it is beautifully crafted. It might turn out to be less sturdy, but it has something almost no other frame has.

nateners
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by nateners

DrimeOser wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:01 pm
From what I saw, the new Crux and the Cannondale are fishing in the same waters. But, the Cannondale has a fairly usual, albeit modern, carbon frame by its build quality. The Crux, based on the technology of the Aethos, is a piece of art. There is no gram of material too much, it is beautifully crafted. It might turn out to be less sturdy, but it has something almost no other frame has.
This is where I'm at. The CruX seems to be implemetning similar carbon tech from the Aethos, but will that result in a more "fragile" frame. I'm in the market for an "allroadish" grave bike and I currently have a deposit on a Santa Cruz Stigmata, but may end up switching to the CruX provided there is ANY availbility.

Co0kieMonster
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by Co0kieMonster

For what I have read about the new crux I actually consider selling my Diverge Frame: Tire Clearance is more than enough for me and the looks and weight are far more desirable for me. But on the other hand, looking at Spec's current pricetags and their availability, I have some doubts...

niklasp
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by niklasp

Wait for the Crux. Plenty of bikes and frames already available to order...

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by rothwem

DrimeOser wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:01 pm
From what I saw, the new Crux and the Cannondale are fishing in the same waters. But, the Cannondale has a fairly usual, albeit modern, carbon frame by its build quality. The Crux, based on the technology of the Aethos, is a piece of art. There is no gram of material too much, it is beautifully crafted. It might turn out to be less sturdy, but it has something almost no other frame has.
Kids, this is is your brain on marketing materials.

I mean, the Crux seems to be updated exactly how I wanted it to be updated, but if the price is crazy, no amount of decommoditization is going to get me to not cross shop other bikes for a better value.

DrimeOser
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by DrimeOser

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Kids, this is is your brain on marketing materials.

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Not exactly, bro. I do ride a SuperX, so given the same geo of the Supersix SE, I should have a clue. Then, for Crux ....

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