Specialized CruX Elite 2011 Road Bike

The Specialized CruX Elite is a well-made road bike that has plenty of the features you would expect to see on models higher up the ‘food chain’. It has carbon forks, an aluminium frame and geometry that is built for speed as well as compactness.

The individual elements of the Specialized CruX Elite are not mashed together haphazardly but rather combined in a vitally important manner, so the Shimano gears complement the Tektro brakes. The manufacturer has tried to use as many of its own components where possible to help the process.

The red and black finish of the Specialized CruX Elite is suitably serious and should reflect the type of rider it will attract, mainly one who is enthusiastic about their road outings whilst still keeping an eye on their biking budget. It will serve a rider well for many years thanks to its quality construction and rugged design.

Specialized CruX Elite Specifications

  • Frame: Specialized E5 aluminium, fully manipulated tubing, smooth weld, semi-compact race design, shaped TT, 1 1/2″ lower bearing, internal cable routing, integrated headset, threaded BB
  • Front Fork: S-Works FACT carbon legs, alloy crown and steerer, 1 1/2″ lower bearing
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore LX
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano Tiagra STI
  • Chainset: FSA Omega
  • Chainrings: 46 x 36T
  • Bottom Bracket:
  • Cassette: Shimano HG-50, 9-speed, 11-32
  • Chain: HG-73
  • Pedals: Black cage, body & toe clips with strap
  • Front Brake: Tektro wide canti
  • Rear Brake: Tektro narrow canti
  • Brake Levers:
  • Handlebars: Specialized CX Comp 6061 alloy, short drop
  • Stem: Specialized Comp-Set, 3D forged alloy, 4-position adjustable, 4-bolt 31.8mm clamp
  • Headset: 1 1/8 upper and 1 1/2″ lower Cr-Mo cartridge bearings integrated with headset, 8mm cone spacer with 20mm of spacers
  • Grips: Specialized S-Wrap with 2.5 gel pads
  • Rims: Mavic CXP22
  • Front Hub: Forged alloy Hub, sealed bearings, 32 hole, for J bend round spokes
  • Rear Hub: Forged Alloy Hub, Sealed, 32 hole, for J Bend Round spokes, GCC
  • Front Spokes: Stainless 14g
  • Rear Spokes: Stainless 14g
  • Front Tyre: Specialized Houffalize CX Sport, 700x32c, aramid bead, 60TPI, Dual Compound
  • Rear Tyre: Specialized Houffalize CX Sport, 700x32c, aramid bead, 60TPI, Dual Compound
  • Tubes: Standard presta valve
  • Saddle: Body Geometry Riva Road, with steel rails
  • Seatpost: Specialized Comp, FACT carbon with Zertz insert, aluminium head, two-bolt clamp, 27.2mm
  • Seat Binder: Forged alloy, 31.8mm
  • Weight: Approx. 21.94lbs (9.95kg)
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: Chain stay protector, chain catcher, derailleur hanger

Bike: Specialized CruX
4 / 5 stars