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Cyclocross

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The mercury may have dropped, but your adrenaline is just about to shoot up when you're riding a cyclocross bike from McLain Cycle & Fitness! We've got a great selection of cyclocross bikes to get you hopping  barriers and attacking run-ups in no time. Not sure which cyclocross bike is right for you? Let our knowledgeable staff help!

Specialized CruX Elite
$999.00 - $1,450.00 $1,450.00 Up To 31% Savings
Whether you're looking to race or explore the dirt roads near your favorite routes, Specialized's CruX Elite is ready to go. Its lightweight E5 aluminum frame is full of cyclocross-oriented touches like a shoulder-friendly top tube, internal cable routing to keep the muck out and gobs of tire clearance for when it gets really nasty. Up front, the FACT-carbon fork boasts a tapered steerer and a fork-mounted cable stop for precision handling and smooth braking. And for even more on/off-road versatility, the CruX is spec'd out with DT Swiss wheels, a wide-range Shimano drivetrain, sure-stopping Tektro cantilevers, grippy Specialized tires and hand-saving gel bar tape.
Specialized CruX Expert
$1,799.00 - $2,749.99 $2,749.99 Up To 35% Savings
From the first pedal stroke off the line to the last dismount and run-up, you'll know that Specialized's CruX Expert was born and bred for cyclocross domination. Its lightweight E5 aluminum frame is full of 'cross-oriented touches like a shoulder-friendly top tube, internal cable routing to keep the muck out and gobs of tire clearance for when it gets really nasty. Up front, the FACT-carbon fork boasts a tapered steerer and a fork-mounted cable stop for precision handling and smooth braking. To keep you rolling on the toughest of courses, the CruX features snappy Roval Pavé SL wheels wrapped with grippy Specialized tires, plus a SRAM Force drivetrain and TRP EuroX cantis for all-weather shifting and braking excellence.
All-City Macho Man Frameset
$650.00
All-City's Macho Man has been many things to many people — back alley bandit, CX shredder, all-round road runner — and now it's back for more fun, more comfort, more style, and in more sizes than ever. You get all the features that made Macho Man great in the first place, like a 612 Select chromoly frame and fork, disc brakes, double bottle cage mounts, plus hidden fender and rear rack mounts, but with size-specific wheel sizing to accommodate smaller frame geo's and flat-bar, laid-back comfort for cruising all day. Take it across town for happy hour, make it your full-time commuter, or prove your mettle in the next Bandit Cross event. This Macho Man's built for you.
Surly Cross Check Frameset
$480.00
Surly's Cross Check is one of the most versatile framesets going and ready to be built into a commute-conquering, backroad-exploring, 'cross-riding machine. Finely crafted of TIG-welded chromoly tubing with a lugged chromoly fork and all the braze-ons to run racks, fenders and bags, this frameset handles like a champ and offers vibration damping and compliance. From commuting to work, to exploring your local trail network, to lining up for the next cyclocross race, the Cross Check is ready for it all.
Surly Cross Check Frameset
$480.00
Surly's Cross Check is one of the most versatile framesets going and ready to be built into a commute-conquering, backroad-exploring, 'cross-riding machine. Finely crafted of TIG-welded chromoly tubing with a lugged chromoly fork and all the braze-ons to run racks, fenders, and bags, this frameset handles like a champ and smooths rough roads with vibration damping and compliance. From commuting to work, to exploring your local trail network, to lining up for the next cyclocross race, the Cross Check is ready for it all.
Surly Cross-Check Frameset
$480.00
There is no such thing as one bike that can do it all, but the Cross-Check comes mighty close. It's a cyclocross bike by design, but don’t be fooled into thinking that it has only one purpose. This jack-of-all-trades will do just as well getting you across the country as it does getting you across town. At home on the road, on trails, and on gravel, the Cross-Check'll fit pretty big tires, or smaller ones if you like. It can be built as a geared bike, a singlespeed, or a fixed-gear. The Cross-Check’s frame is engineered to supply a comfortable but lively ride. The tubing is CroMoly steel, high quality, custom-drawn, and built to our specifications. It's designed to work with components of popular sizes, meaning you can find both new and old parts to hang on this frame. It will accommodate a wide range of crank types and chainring sizes. It's got accommodations for racks and fenders (front and rear) and, because of its ample tire clearance, you can outfit it to suit where and how you will use it. There's a reason the Cross-Check has remained popular after all these years. The frame is comfy, tough as nails, and super versatile. Surly continues to hear from people for whom the Cross-Check has long been their go-to bike simply because it performs so astonishingly well on any surface.
Surly Straggler 650b Frameset
$575.00
650b what? In the old days when randonneuring bikes ruled on long rides over mixed surfaces, the 650b tire size was perfectly suited for moving fast under control. Surly took this concept and applied it to the Straggler, a disc brake-equipped any-road type of bike bred from their revered Cross Check. The slightly smaller wheels accommodate smaller frame sizes and plump tire widths, creating options where few exist in this realm of riding. Make it your gravel explorer on weekends, your trusty commuter during the week, and go collect all the hand-ups when cyclocross season rolls around. This Straggler's lookin' for a good time and you seem like the type to oblige.
Surly Straggler 650b Frameset
$575.00
See that fire road? How about that gravel grinder you've always thought about doing? Surly's Straggler is just the steed you need to explore all the backroads and sideroads. Manufactured from Surly's favored chromoly tubing, paired with a lugged chromoly fork, the frame is responsive, nimble, and showcases steel's inherent ability to damp road buzz. 650b wheels are a great 'tweener size for on and off-road adventures. It also has clearance for 42mm tires, a full set of rack and fender eyelets, and custom rear dropouts that let you ride the bike singlespeed or geared. Plus, disc brake mounting tabs ensure that you'll have tons of all-weather, all-terrain stopping power.
Surly Straggler 700c Frameset
$575.00
To brake or to disc brake? The debate isn't getting any colder and Surly decided it's best to let you choose. Straggler is bred from Surly's revered rim-brake Cross Check and comes out a lot the same, but also a little different with disc brakes being the obvious change. Frame geometry is pretty close, and you get all the attachment provisions for racks, fenders, and bottle cages that make these bikes something more utilitarian than a standard 'cross racer. Make it your gravel explorer on weekends, your trusty commuter during the week, and go collect all the hand-ups when cyclocross season rolls around. This Straggler's lookin' for a good time and you seem like the type to oblige.
Surly Straggler Frameset
$575.00
See that fire road? How about that gravel grinder you've always thought about doing? Surly's Straggler is just the steed you need to explore all the backroads and sideroads. Manufactured from Surly's favored chromoly tubing, paired with a lugged chromoly fork, the frame is responsive, nimble, and showcases steel's inherent ability to damp road buzz. It also has clearance for 42mm tires, a full set of rack and fender eyelets, and custom rear dropouts that let you ride the bike singlespeed or geared. Plus, disc brake mounting tabs ensure that you'll have tons of all-weather, all-terrain stopping power.
Surly Travelers Check Frameset
$1,099.00
Surly's Travelers Check is all about versatility. It can be built up as a singlespeed or a geared bike on 700c wheels, has room for fenders and fat tires and has bosses for racks. And that's not even the best part! The entire bike breaks down to fit in a standard, airline-approved suitcase thanks to the S&S couplers! The 4130 chromoly tubing provides a smooth and stable ride and the comfy, stable geometry takes everything you can give it on the road or off the beaten path.
Specialized CruX Pro Disc Frameset
$2,500.00
Grab Specialized's CruX Pro Disc carbon frameset, a set of your favorite mud-ready parts, and prepare for cyclocross stardom. Its lightweight FACT carbon frame is full of cyclocross-oriented touches like a shoulder-friendly top tube, internal cable routing to keep the muck out, and a rear thru-axle for stiff, reliable tracking. What's more, an oversize bottom bracket offers unreal power transfer and pedaling efficiency. The FACT-carbon fork boasts a tapered steerer and a beefy thru-axle for precision handling. Plus, this disc brake-specific frame gives you all the tire clearance and stopping power you could want. Specialized even includes the bottom bracket bearings, headset, and CG-R seatpost with the frameset.
Specialized S-Works CruX Frameset
$2,800.00
The S-Works CruX frameset is a 'cross-optimized warrior. With its S-Works FACT 11r carbon frame, flat disc brake mounts, and S-Works Fact carbon seatpost, it's ready to be built up exactly how you want it—you have the foundation for a real course crusher. Beginning with the frame, we implemented our Rider-First Engineered technology that was first introduced on our Tarmacs. Using size-specific tubes and layups, this technology allows the CruX to feature the same ride characteristics across every size in the range. Not only this, but it also allowed us to significantly drop the frame weight, so the CruX now comes in at a scant 900 grams for a 56cm—over 400 grams lighter than the previous frameset. A light and stiff frame, alone, isn't useful in a 'cross race if it isn't compliant, however, which is why the new CruX also combines stiffness and compliance in all the right places. And to assist with the latter, we lowered the seat collar by two centimeters for more exposed seatpost and, therefore, cushion for big hits. We also know that cyclocross races are often won in the corners and over the barriers, which is why the CruX geometry takes this into account. The top tube has been design for easy shouldering when you're hopping off to clear barriers, as it features a large opening to the front triangle and a flat bottom. For stability in the corners and on off-camber sections, the geometry has a low bottom bracket and a sharp front end. This combination also helps to initiate corners, regardless of the terrain. With maximum mud shedding ability in mind, we included eight millimeters of clearance on all sides of a 33mm tire, providing plenty of clearance for muddy conditions. Along with clearance, select S-Works models feature hydrophobic, mud-shedding paint that reduces the ability for mud to cling to the frame. It's awesome to have a light bike, after all, but frame weight becomes irrelevant when it's covered in 10 pounds of mud. - Our top-of-the-line S-Works FACT 11r carbon frame features a race-ready 'cross geometry, and comes equipped with thru-axles, 142mm rear spacing, and takes advantage of our highest quality carbon production methods in order to create a bike that's as responsive as it is lightweight. - The internally routed S-Works FACT carbon disc fork features a thru-axle design that increases steering response and rider input for the tight turns and the all-out efforts 'cross demands. - The S-Works seatpost is constructed from our highest quality FACT carbon fiber.
Ritchey Swiss Cross Disc Frameset
$1,299.95
Take on the cyclocross scene and so much more with Ritchey’s venerable Swiss Cross Disc. With the same details that dominated the 'cross circuit and spurred envious glances at every start line, this timeless frameset is sure to supplant its progenitor in the annals of history. The classic details so coveted by pros and amateurs alike are all present: custom triple-butted steel, Ritchey dropouts, and the spot-on geometry that dials the ride to the perfect shade of refined stability and speed. To maximize those fine details, a lightweight head tube features Ritchey's integrated headset to shave weight and improve the steering response of the matching WCS carbon fork. With lots of room for shouldering and huge tire clearance, it's ready for the sloppiest race or ride. Yet it also has two bottle cage mounts in case you want to ride this piece of history every day. And, all-weather capable disc brakes provide sure-fire control and stopping power no matter what the conditions.
All-City Gorilla Monsoon Frameset
$850.00
Gorilla Monsoon is the heavy-hitter in All-City's lineup of drop-bar dirt machines, packing clearance for 27.5 x 2.4 tires and a penchant for roaring pursuits on everything from vast stretches of dirt to backcountry singletrack. The Gorilla's thru-axle frame is forged from All-City's 612 Select chromoly steel and paired with a thru-axle chromoly fork that features mid-blade and crown eyelets for all your front-loading pleasures. Call it a dirt road rambler, a monstercross masher, or an all-road adventurer — with the ability to carry all your gear to the ends of civilization and back there's only one thing left to do. Go. Like a storm across the land, let no obstacle stop you and the Gorilla Monsoon.
All-City Macho King LTD Frameset
$1,250.00
Bikes come and go, but All-City's Macho King is a keeper, a fast, furious race machine that only gets better with time. The heirloom-quality Reynolds 853 frame is race-day light, sprints like a champion, and harnesses the damping powers of steel to soar over less than perfect terrain. A 44mm head tube and tapered, carbon Whisky No. 9 fork keep the front end pinned to the inside line. Disc tabs let you install your favorite brakes for incredible all-weather stopping power. And, all of your favorite All-City details are there, signature dropouts, signature seat collar, custom English threaded bottom bracket shell, reinforcements on the bottle bosses and front and rear fender mounts. You can hear the cheering crowds in the distance. All hail the king.
All-City Macho Man Disc Frameset
$650.00
When is a 'cross bike more than a 'cross bike? When it's All-City's race-course-blasting, dirt-road-ripping, commute-crushing Macho Man Disc. The proven 612 Select cross frame and fork has disc tabs that allow for incredible, all-weather stopping power. It sports classic, hand-built frame details such as: a custom head badge, bi-plane lugged fork crown, internal top tube cable routing, signature brazed-on seat collar, signature vertical dropouts, and a custom bottom bracket. All-City sized the smaller frames to fit 650B wheels. Finishing touches include a rust-fighting ED coating, reinforced bottle cage bosses, and hidden fender mounts for those less than perfect training rides and trips downtown. The result is a favorite with the cross crowd, trail riders, gravel racers, and commuters.
All-City Nature Boy 853 Frameset
$1,150.00
All-City's Nature Boy Disc is your one-stop ride for weekend racing and weekday riding. Race-proven geometry in a classic and durable Renyolds 853 steel frame with a Whisky No.9 thru-axle fork with carbon blades make for a memorable ride both on and off road. Disc brake tabs and a custom All-City sliding rear dropout make disc brake installation and setup a breeze. And all the usual All-City details are present, including rust-fighting ED coating, signature All-City stainless steel dropouts, and a stylish integrated seatpost clamp.
All-City Nature Boy Disc Frameset
$550.00
The disc brake version of All-City's iconic Nature Boy singlespeed cross machine. Like its cantilever brethren, the Nature Boy Disc carries all of the AC hallmarks that you've come to expect: beautiful lugged fork crown, custom dropouts, custom BB shell, signature head badge, and an E.D. coating for rust protection. It has proven race-inspired geometry in a durable 612 chromoly steel frame with chromoly tapered fork, and since you'll want to ride this cross bike every day, it's got plenty of room to fit large tires and even fenders. For racing, cruising trails, gravel, or daily commuting, disc brakes and a single-speed setup provide unmatched control and reliability.
All-City Nature Boy Disc Frameset
$625.00
The disc brake version of All-City's iconic Nature Boy singlespeed cross frameset. Like its cantilever brethren, the Nature Boy Disc carries all of the AC hallmarks that you've come to expect: beautiful lugged fork crown, custom dropouts, custom BB shell, signature head badge, and an E.D. coating for rust protection. It has proven race-inspired geometry in a durable 612 chromoly steel frame with chromoly tapered fork, and since you'll want to ride this cross bike every day, it's got plenty of room to fit large tires and even fenders. For racing, cruising trails, gravel, or daily commuting, disc brakes and a single-speed setup provide unmatched control and reliability.
Surly Straggler
$1,549.00
See that fire road? How about that gravel grinder you've always thought about doing? Surly's Straggler is just the steed you need to explore all the backroads and sideroads. Manufactured from Surly's favored chromoly tubing, paired with a lugged chromoly fork, the frame is responsive, nimble, and showcases steel's inherent ability to damp road buzz. It also has clearance for 42mm tires, a full set of rack and fender eyelets, and custom rear dropouts that let you ride the bike singlespeed or geared. The wide-range SRAM Apex WiFli drivetrain will get you through all the ups and downs of any ride, and snappy SRAM Apex DoubleTap shifters make it easy to get through the gears. And control is easy with Hayes CX-Expert disc brakes providing tons of all-weather, all-terrain stopping power.
Surly Straggler 650b
$1,549.00
See that fire road? How about that gravel grinder you've always thought about doing? Surly's Straggler is just the steed you need to explore all the backroads and sideroads. Manufactured from Surly's favored chromoly tubing, paired with a lugged chromoly fork, the frame is responsive, nimble, and showcases steel's inherent ability to damp road buzz. 650b wheels are a great 'tweener size, with speed, traction, and road smoothing comfort. It also has clearance for 42mm tires, a full set of rack and fender eyelets, and custom rear dropouts that let you ride the bike singlespeed or geared. The wide-range SRAM Apex drivetrain will get you through all the ups and downs of any ride, and snappy SRAM Apex DoubleTap shifters make it easy to get through the gears. And control is easy with Hayes CX-Expert disc brakes providing tons of all-weather, all-terrain stopping power.
Specialized CruX Elite Evo Rival Disc
$3,200.00
Whether you're racing cyclocross or exploring dirt roads, Specialized's CruX Elite Evo Rival Disc is ready to fly. Its carbon frame is full of cross-oriented touches like a shoulder-friendly top tube, internal cable routing to keep the muck out and huge tire clearance for when it gets really nasty. Up front, the carbon fork boasts a tapered steerer for precision handling. Powerful hydraulic disc brakes shed the speed you need to dive into corners and make the pass on the inside line. And for even more on/off-road versatility, the CruX is spec'd with light, smooth DT Swiss Axis wheels, a wide-range SRAM drivetrain and hand-saving gel bar tape for comfort no matter where you venture.
Specialized CruX Expert Carbon Disc
$3,800.00
Take on the world of cyclocross with Specialized's CruX Expert Carbon Disc. Its lightweight, responsive FACT 10r carbon frame is full of 'cross-oriented touches like a shoulder-friendly top tube, internal cable routing to keep the muck out and gobs of tire clearance for when it gets really nasty. Up front, the FACT-carbon fork boasts a tapered steerer for precision handling and smooth braking. Powerful Avid BB7 disc brakes let you modulate speed needed to dive corners and pass on the inside. To get the most from your bike, the CruX is spec'd out with light, smooth DT Swiss wheels wrapped with grippy Specialized tires. And a reliable SRAM drivetrain makes sure you never miss a crucial shift and hand-saving gel bar tape keeps your mitts firmly planted where they need to be.
Specialized CruX Sport 105
$2,450.00
Take on the world of cyclocross with Specialized's CruX Sport 105. Its stiff, light carbon frame is full of 'cross-oriented touches like a shoulder-friendly top tube, internal cable routing to keep the muck out and lots of tire clearance for when it gets really nasty. Up front, the FACT-carbon fork boasts a tapered steerer for precision handling and quick cornering. To keep you rolling, the CruX is spec'd with snappy DT Swiss wheels wrapped with grippy Specialized tires, as well as a solid Shimano 105 drivetrain, sure-stopping Tektro cantilever brakes and hand-saving gel bar tape.
Surly Straggler
$1,549.00
To brake or to disc brake? The debate isn't getting any colder and Surly decided it's best to let you choose. Straggler is bred from Surly's revered rim-brake Cross-Check and comes out a lot the same, but also a little different. Frame geometry is pretty close, and you get all the attachment provisions for racks, fenders, and bottle cages that make these bikes something more utilitarian than a standard 'cross racer. Disc brakes are the obvious change though, and the Straggler sports Hayes CX Experts with 160mm rotors front and rear. The athletic character continues with a SRAM Apex 2x10 drivetrain, giving you a useful gear range for any type of riding you can dream up, and continues with 32-hole alloy Alex XD-E Lite rims wrapped in Surly's own super-versatile 700c x 41 Knard rubber. A Salsa Cowbell handlebar is great for riding on mixed terrain, too, giving you a bit more control when it's loose while retaining comfortable positioning for cranking into the wind. Make it your gravel explorer on weekends, your trusty commuter during the week, and go collect all the hand-ups when cyclocross season rolls around. This Straggler's lookin' for a good time and you seem like the type to oblige.
Specialized CruX Expert X1
$4,200.00
When it comes to cyclocross, the CruX Expert X1 has everything you need and nothing that you don't. It features the same World-Championship-winning geometry and carbon layup as its S-Works cousin, so ultra-responsive handling and punchy accelerations are covered. You'll also find that these traits are accentuated by the lightweight and extremely stiff FACT 11r carbon fiber construction, while course control is furthered through its one-by design, hydraulic disc brakes, and front/rear thru-axles. Altogether, it's a bike that's guaranteed to take your performance to new heights this season. Beginning with the frame, we implemented our Rider-First Engineered technology that was first introduced on our Tarmacs. Using size-specific tubes and layups, this technology allows the CruX to feature the same ride characteristics across every size in the range. Not only this, but it also allowed us to significantly drop the frame weight, so the CruX now comes in at a scant 900 grams for a 56cm—over 400 grams lighter than the previous frameset. A light and stiff frame, alone, isn't useful in a 'cross race if it isn't compliant, however, which is why the new CruX also combines stiffness and compliance in all the right places. And to assist with the latter, we lowered the seat collar by two centimeters for more exposed seatpost and, therefore, cushion for big hits. We also know that cyclocross races are often won in the corners and over the barriers, which is why the CruX geometry takes this into account. The top tube has been design for easy shouldering when you're hopping off to clear barriers, as it features a large opening to the front triangle and a flat bottom. For stability in the corners and on off-camber sections, the geometry has a low bottom bracket and a sharp front end. This combination also helps to initiate corners, regardless of the terrain. With maximum mud-shedding ability in mind, we included eight millimeters of clearance on all sides of a 33mm tire, providing plenty of clearance for muddy conditions. It also comes with a reliable SRAM Force 1 hydraulic disc groupset, lightweight and durable Roval SLX 24 clincher disc wheels, and 2Bliss Ready tires. - The FACT 11r carbon frame features a race-ready 'cross geometry, and comes equipped with thru-axles, 142mm rear spacing, and takes advantage of our highest quality carbon production methods in order to create a bike that's as responsive as it is lightweight. - The internally routed S-Works FACT carbon disc fork features a thru-axle design that increases steering response and rider input for the tight turns and the all-out efforts 'cross demands. - The Roval SLX 24 Disc wheelset features a sub-1600-gram weight, a 20-millimeter internal width, and an alloy construction that makes it a solid performer for any 'cross event.
Specialized CruX Sport
$2,800.00
'Cross is notorious for being hard on equipment. Mud, rain, snow, crashes— they all take their toll. That's why with the CruX Sport, Specialized took their FACT 11r carbon frameset and spec'd it with Shimano's reliable, yet affordable, 105 groupset. Beginning with the frame, they implemented their Rider-First Engineered frame technology into the new frame. Using size-specific tubes and layups, the CruX features the same ride characteristics across the size range. Not only this, but Rider First-Engineered technology also allowed us to significantly drop the frameset weight—coming in at a scant 900 grams for a 56cm—over 400 grams lighter than the previous frameset. A light, stiff frame though isn't useful in a cross race if it isn't compliant, which is why the CruX meshes stiffness and compliance in all the right places. They also lowered the seat collar by two centimeters, allowing for more exposed seatpost and therefore cushion from big hits. Cyclocross races are often won in the corners and over the barriers, and the CruX geometry takes this into account. When hopping off to clear the barriers, the easy-to-shoulder top tube, with a large opening to the front triangle and flat bottom, is smooth and comfortable. The CruX geometry also features a low bottom bracket, to help with stability in hard corners and off camber sections, as well as a sharp front end to help initiate corners regardless of the terrain. With maximum mud shedding ability in mind, the CruX has eight-millimeters of clearance on all sides of a 33mm tire, providing plenty of clearance in even the worst conditions. After all, it's great to have a light weight bike, but if it's covered in 10 pounds of mud, frame weight is irrelevant. The carbon frame and Shimano 105 groupset is completed with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and Axis Sport Disc wheels to get you on the 'cross course or explore that dirt road you've been meaning to check out. - Specialized's FACT 11r carbon frame features a race-ready 'cross geometry, and comes equipped with thru-axles, 142mm rear spacing, and takes advantage of their highest quality carbon production methods in order to create a bike that's as responsive as it is lightweight. - The internally routed S-Works FACT carbon disc fork features a thru-axle design that increases steering response and rider input for the tight turns and the all-out efforts 'cross demands. - Shimano shifters, derailleurs, and brakes deliver reliable shifting and superb braking, so you can focus on the race ahead—not on your gear.
Specialized CruX Sport E5
$2,200.00
Whether you're just getting into cyclocross or exploring the road less traveled, the Specialized CruX Sport E5 is the perfect bike to help you get out there and get after it. Specialized designed it around a durable E5 Premium Aluminum frame and FACT carbon fork that are equal parts lightweight, rugged, and responsive. For the build, it take a no-nonsense approach to performance, utilizing a mix of components from Shimano and Praxis, so you'll benefit from a durability-first design when the terrain gets rough. Further along these lines, you'll find powerful hydraulic disc brakes and Tracer Sport tires that were hand-selected for their all-condition abilities. So start practicing your barrier hops, because this bike will be ready to go just as soon as you are.
Specialized S-Works CruX
$7,500.00
When we set out to design a new 'cross rig, we didn't just want to make another adventure bike with added tire clearance—we wanted to create a purebred racing steed that was fast, confident, lightweight, and rides like no other 'cross bike out there. With multiple Cyclocross World Championships to its name, the CruX has more than proven itself in the lung-searing race discipline of 'cross, but the new S-Works CruX takes this legacy to a whole different level. Beginning with the frame, we implemented our Rider-First Engineered technology that was first introduced on our Tarmacs. Using size-specific tubes and layups, this technology allows the CruX to feature the same ride characteristics across every size in the range. Not only this, but it also allowed us to significantly drop the frame weight, so the CruX now comes in at a scant 900 grams for a 56cm—over 400 grams lighter than the previous frameset. A light and stiff frame, alone, isn't useful in a 'cross race if it isn't compliant, however, which is why the new CruX also combines stiffness and compliance in all the right places. And to assist with the latter, we lowered the seat collar by two centimeters for more exposed seatpost and, therefore, cushion for big hits. We also know that cyclocross races are often won in the corners and over the barriers, which is why the CruX geometry takes this into account. The top tube has been design for easy shouldering when you're hopping off to clear barriers, as it features a large opening to the front triangle and a flat bottom. For stability in the corners and on off-camber sections, the geometry has a low bottom bracket and a sharp front end. This combination also helps to initiate corners, regardless of the terrain. With maximum mud shedding ability in mind, we included eight millimeters of clearance on all sides of a 33mm tire, providing plenty of clearance for muddy conditions. Along with clearance, select S-Works models feature hydrophobic, mud-shedding paint that reduces the ability for mud to cling to the frame. It's awesome to have a light bike, after all, but frame weight becomes irrelevant when it's covered in 10 pounds of mud. This bike is also spec'd with the lightest components possible. Along these lines, it features a full Dura-Ace 9170 hydraulic disc groupset, lightweight, aerodynamic, and mud-shedding Roval CLX 50 clincher disc wheels, and an S-Works carbon seatpost and handlebars. - Our top-of-the-line S-Works FACT 11r carbon frame features a race-ready 'cross geometry, and comes equipped with thru-axles, 142mm rear spacing, and takes advantage of our highest quality carbon production methods in order to create a bike that's as responsive as it is lightweight. - The internally routed S-Works FACT carbon disc fork features a thru-axle design that increases steering response and rider input for the tight turns and the all-out efforts 'cross demands. - The Win Tunnel Engineered Roval CLX 50 carbon disc wheelset offers superior aerodynamics, incredible mud-shedding-ability, and and a svelte 1415-gram weight.
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