2022 Crux S-Works 52

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Frisco
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by Frisco

My new 52 crux frame came in at 788.8g with the frame protectors and stickers. Parts will mostly transfer from my open mold gravel frame, but I need to figure how to use my EC90 crank or if I need to go to GRX. I’m hoping to have it built up within a couple weeks.

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Knightyboy27
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by Knightyboy27

Frisco wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:01 am
I need to figure how to use my EC90 crank or if I need to go to GRX
You definitely can use it, Easton even make a BSA BB.

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Frisco
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by Frisco

I test fit with wheelsmfg BB and 46/30 EC90, and it’s tight but clears the chainstay. I measured a 4mm gap between the teeth and chainstay, but the crank arms were biased towards the NDS so it’s probably closer to 5-6mm. I ordered a 1.8mm spacer to move the chain out but it seems like I can make this work without too much fuss.

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Frisco
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by Frisco

The crank seems to fit fine with the standard cinch road spindle and 2x 1.8Mm spacers. Ignore the tire - that’s the 700x50 GKSK that I had from my old gravel bike and it was removed


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Frisco
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by Frisco

The bike has been assembled and has been ridden a couple times. I weenied out a bit weighing some parts during part of the assembly, but a couple things were transferred from my last bike assembled that I didn’t bother to weigh. I guess it’s somewhere in the range of 7.5-8.0kg but didn’t weigh the full bike yet. I will post the list later.

I currently have an old pair of 38 GK SK+ on it but might try a pair of Terra Speeds that I ordered. But my wheels are hookless and risk of incompatibility is something I didn’t consider and need to understand better.

I will probably replace the stem but want to confirm my fit. I also have a 180mm front rotor on order from galfer. The cage down at the BB was removed because the chain didn’t actually clear it.

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Frisco
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by Frisco

Picked up Alpinist barstem and some LB 650b wheels:

Alpinist 44x110:

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LB AM730 30mm internal DT240 cx ray and brass nipples:

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eucalyptus
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Interesting with the Alpinist bar for gravel. Haven't seen anyone doing that before, curious to how it holds up and would love a review once you have had the time to test it properly :)

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by bmCube

eucalyptus wrote:
Fri Sep 02, 2022 11:41 am
Interesting with the Alpinist bar for gravel. Haven't seen anyone doing that before, curious to how it holds up and would love a review once you have had the time to test it properly :)
I have the alpinist bar and seatpost on my gravel bike. No problems......

Frisco
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by Frisco

I’ll report back if anything breaks.

I just switched the 700 wheels to 33 strada bianca to try as road tires. They were a real hassle to install, and not sure I’d buy them again.





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Frisco
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by Frisco

And here’s the 650b x 47 for comparison



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Matte86
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by Matte86

Hi!
I’m building up my Crux and I enjoyed reading your posts.
Really interested in your opinions on the Alpinist bar/stem as it’s what I’m planning to mount..how do you feel it on the gravel? and on the fit side? I ask as fitter said 400 bar if going with a gravel handlebar route..but as I’m between 40 and 42 if I go with the alpinist I’m not sure which size..
Thanks

Frisco
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by Frisco

Matte86 wrote:Hi!
I’m building up my Crux and I enjoyed reading your posts.
Really interested in your opinions on the Alpinist bar/stem as it’s what I’m planning to mount..how do you feel it on the gravel? and on the fit side? I ask as fitter said 400 bar if going with a gravel handlebar route..but as I’m between 40 and 42 if I go with the alpinist I’m not sure which size..
Thanks
I took this bike to a fitter, and they were really road oriented and said either 42 or 44 would fit me. My shoulders measured 38 during the fit. I have 42 Enve road bars on my road bike, and that’s what the fitter suggested for road use. I had tried both 40 and 44 flared bars on my older gravel frame before the fit, and I liked the wider hoods off road. I had 44 Enve gravel bars on this bike going into the fit, but using the flared drops got old because it was not comfortable. I picked Alpinist basically because there aren’t too many options for barstem that I liked. The Alpinist feels good both in hoods and drops.

Matte86
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by Matte86

Thanks for the detailed reply!
More thorn on which measures though ahha
Thanks

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by Rodigan

Frisco wrote:
Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:51 am
I’ll report back if anything breaks.

I just switched the 700 wheels to 33 strada bianca to try as road tires. They were a real hassle to install, and not sure I’d buy them again.
Pro tip for mounting Challenge tyres: spray disk brake cleaner on the rim where you're trying to get the bead over, it helps it slide right on. I went from a 30 minute swearing fest on the first wheel to 2 minutes on the second and face-palmed in regret at not knowing this sooner. Hope it helps!

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cpark
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by cpark

So what is the weight of the bike?

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