Crux 2021?

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AnkitS
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by AnkitS

No more frames for sale on the consumer site. Im guessing just new paint and axs builds coming soon. Anyone hear anything different?
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FactoryMatt
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by FactoryMatt

i hope they keep making it. its a fantastic bike. just gets overshadowed most of the time b/c its not marketed as a GRAVEL GRINDER.

most of the time ppl ask me how i fit fat tires in my Tarmac :/

niklasp
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by niklasp

The market is kinda small... Old people with a lot of money dont race, so they buy the diverge instead.

Great bike though. If its a new one its threaded BB but what else...? The bike feels spot on.

boots2000
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by boots2000

I don't know how big of a tire will fit on the newest Crux- But geometrically speaking it is a great bike.

FactoryMatt
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by FactoryMatt

boots2000 wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:01 pm
I don't know how big of a tire will fit on the newest Crux- But geometrically speaking it is a great bike.
vittoria terreno 40s (i think theyre techincally a 38c but they call them 40s) fit with room to spare. the BB is pretty low for a CX bike too and right in line with many "gravel" bikes. pretty slack head angle and generous chainstays. takes a standard 27.2 post, two bottle cages, and plenty of room for strapping bags if that's your thing. it's an amazingly capable bike.

a 54 frame weighs 950ish and the fork is 380ish IIRC. you can hacksaw the ridiculous PF30 cups out and run a BB30 BB. easy to switch between 1x and 2x too, uses a standard clamp-on FD. no riveted braze-on hanger here.


"CYCLOGROAD BIKE: KEVIN BOUCHARD-HALL’S ONE S-WORKS CRUX TO RULE THEM ALL"
https://www.cxmagazine.com/gravel-cyclo ... clogroad-2
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niklasp
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by niklasp

New crux 2021 is here, but same frame as before. The expert model with 1x11 SRAM Rival is gone (the one people actually bought) and for about 200 euros less you get the new crux with apex, shit wheels, crap tires (not tubeless ready), sunrace cassette and a praxis alba M30 crank.
Are specialized trying to kill the crux or are they just raising prices to earn more money?

I love my crux and change after two seasons, but my 2019 will be kept...

FactoryMatt
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by FactoryMatt

Iono just glad they offer a frameset.

niklasp
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by niklasp

FactoryMatt wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:07 am
Iono just glad they offer a frameset.
Same carbon build up in then all, so buy a complete bike and sell the extras? 😁

Pottermouse
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by Pottermouse

niklasp wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:15 am
FactoryMatt wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:07 am
Iono just glad they offer a frameset.
Same carbon build up in then all, so buy a complete bike and sell the extras? 😁
Seems to be £3,000 in the UK, but $2,500 in the US! If you want the S-Works label, better to buy the cheapest model in the range and organise a re-spray!

Whipit
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by Whipit

niklasp wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:15 am
FactoryMatt wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:07 am
Iono just glad they offer a frameset.
Same carbon build up in then all, so buy a complete bike and sell the extras? 😁
I think I'm going to pull the trigger on a 2020 model since there is nothing too exciting coming.

Does anyone know the actual measurement/spec of the bottom bracket. This OSBB thing is a nightmare. Is it a BB30 with 61mm width?

I have a quarq on a GXP crankset I want to fit

Cheers!

FactoryMatt
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by FactoryMatt

Whipit wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:10 pm
niklasp wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:15 am
FactoryMatt wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:07 am
Iono just glad they offer a frameset.
Same carbon build up in then all, so buy a complete bike and sell the extras? 😁
I think I'm going to pull the trigger on a 2020 model since there is nothing too exciting coming.

Does anyone know the actual measurement/spec of the bottom bracket. This OSBB thing is a nightmare. Is it a BB30 with 61mm width?

I have a quarq on a GXP crankset I want to fit

Cheers!
you won't regret it. it's a magical ride and one of the most versatile bikes on the market if you don't care about running mountainbike tires.

42 x 68 with the glued in cups. 46 x 68 if you cut the cups out.

https://www.bbinfinite.com/pages/road-gxp

AnkitS
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Do you have one Matt? I'm considering the Pro but I will probably end up hating the bike because of etap.
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FactoryMatt
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icantaffordcycling wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:01 pm
Do you have one Matt? I'm considering the Pro but I will probably end up hating the bike because of etap.
frameset yes. sz 54. im running XTR 9000 Di2 RD w/ 11-40T & garbaruk 40T chainring on SiSL2 cranks & Ultegra DI2 Shifters. the Di2 1x is soo good. dt240 hubs w/ light bicycle rims. about 7.6-7.7kg ready to go. i have 2 and a half hard cross seasons on it plus some fairly hard 'gravel' riding, and it's been spectacular.

1000g frame
400g fork


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niklasp
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by niklasp

Great bike. Running mine with 48t 11x28 and pathfinder 38mm tires now pre cyclocross.
Love the frame... Which is also very good looking!

Don't know what the big S are up to with the pricing though... Won't buy a new one.

FactoryMatt
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by FactoryMatt

just found a mint used frameset on ebay for $1600. bought it as a back up :) i just don't see the cyclocross market progressing very quickly anytime soon unfortunately. the new Giant is nice, but they carried over the old geo and it's very traditional euro.

the closest bikes to this i think would be the Ibis or the Santa Cruz, but both are a bit heavier IIRC and probably don't ride as nice. and they both make concessions for the gravel market.

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