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StijnPiel10
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by StijnPiel10

dtm311 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2024 4:10 am
Red FD works fine with 46/33 rings on the Crux, you can see mine with that setup a few pages back.

one important thing I learned: apparently sram makes two different bolt designs for their 2x 104bcd cranks, and I initially used a bolt with a taller head. Damaged the frame during a sprint workout (I think this is why the same bolt hit every time, and I ride a 61cm so it's gotta be the least stiff Crux), but no damage worse than chain suck.

I've gotten 1000 miles and a couple races with no issues since using the lower profile bolts I found. I'm going to a 1 piece Force PM to get a bit more clearance. In any case, 2x limits you to 40mm tires or so because of the AXS battery, and bolts aside, I wouldn't run 2x in a muddy environment because the 33t only has about 3mm of clearance on mine.
Awesome, thanks really helpful! Just re-read your post as well, great stuff!

Would you have a few more pics of your cockpit? Does the stem-part align nicely with the fork etc?
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SW Crux - 7.2kg (road), tbd (gravel)

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Petz
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by Petz

StijnPiel10 wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2024 7:15 pm
Awesome. You have a SRAM Force 2X setup on the 58cm? Any issues fitting that? What are you running on the back?
Yes, Red cranks with Force 46-33 chainring. No issues at all. In the back there's a Red 10-33 cassette.

The other one has a Force wide 43-30 crankset (Red coming soon ;)) with a 10-36 cassette, really nice climbing setup.

dtm311
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by dtm311

StijnPiel10 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2024 1:19 pm
dtm311 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2024 4:10 am
Red FD works fine with 46/33 rings on the Crux, you can see mine with that setup a few pages back.

one important thing I learned: apparently sram makes two different bolt designs for their 2x 104bcd cranks, and I initially used a bolt with a taller head. Damaged the frame during a sprint workout (I think this is why the same bolt hit every time, and I ride a 61cm so it's gotta be the least stiff Crux), but no damage worse than chain suck.

I've gotten 1000 miles and a couple races with no issues since using the lower profile bolts I found. I'm going to a 1 piece Force PM to get a bit more clearance. In any case, 2x limits you to 40mm tires or so because of the AXS battery, and bolts aside, I wouldn't run 2x in a muddy environment because the 33t only has about 3mm of clearance on mine.
Awesome, thanks really helpful! Just re-read your post as well, great stuff!

Would you have a few more pics of your cockpit? Does the stem-part align nicely with the fork etc?
I'm not quite sure I understand your question but happy to take more pics if you tell me what you're looking for. The cockpit fits the shape and design of the frame really well IMO, I'm happier than I expected.

StijnPiel10
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by StijnPiel10

dtm311 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2024 1:37 am
StijnPiel10 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2024 1:19 pm
dtm311 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2024 4:10 am
Red FD works fine with 46/33 rings on the Crux, you can see mine with that setup a few pages back.

one important thing I learned: apparently sram makes two different bolt designs for their 2x 104bcd cranks, and I initially used a bolt with a taller head. Damaged the frame during a sprint workout (I think this is why the same bolt hit every time, and I ride a 61cm so it's gotta be the least stiff Crux), but no damage worse than chain suck.

I've gotten 1000 miles and a couple races with no issues since using the lower profile bolts I found. I'm going to a 1 piece Force PM to get a bit more clearance. In any case, 2x limits you to 40mm tires or so because of the AXS battery, and bolts aside, I wouldn't run 2x in a muddy environment because the 33t only has about 3mm of clearance on mine.
Awesome, thanks really helpful! Just re-read your post as well, great stuff!

Would you have a few more pics of your cockpit? Does the stem-part align nicely with the fork etc?
I'm not quite sure I understand your question but happy to take more pics if you tell me what you're looking for. The cockpit fits the shape and design of the frame really well IMO, I'm happier than I expected.
Yeah I wonder how that cockpit aligns with the frame/post, like this on my Tarmac:

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SW Crux - 7.2kg (road), tbd (gravel)

YH0
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Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2022 1:34 pm

by YH0

dtm311 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2024 4:10 am
Red FD works fine with 46/33 rings on the Crux, you can see mine with that setup a few pages back.

one important thing I learned: apparently sram makes two different bolt designs for their 2x 104bcd cranks, and I initially used a bolt with a taller head. Damaged the frame during a sprint workout (I think this is why the same bolt hit every time, and I ride a 61cm so it's gotta be the least stiff Crux), but no damage worse than chain suck.

I've gotten 1000 miles and a couple races with no issues since using the lower profile bolts I found. I'm going to a 1 piece Force PM to get a bit more clearance. In any case, 2x limits you to 40mm tires or so because of the AXS battery, and bolts aside, I wouldn't run 2x in a muddy environment because the 33t only has about 3mm of clearance on mine.



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How much clearence did you have when it happened?

Winter
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by Winter

renoracing wrote:
Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:03 am
I'll toss my hat in the ring... I was able to source a frameset for this colorway, which meant that I wasn't obligated to buy the Sram build and swap it out for my GRX Di2 setup. I was a little leery of the warnings from Specialized regarding the crank/chainring compatability, but even with my P2Max spider, the EC90 Cranks and 48/31 chainrings clear just fine, and shift great. Tire clearance isn't impacted at all, as the derailleur never gets inboard of the chainstay. The build was really easy, as is to be expected with Specialized, regarding their tolerances and finish quality.

Thrilled with the pretty effortless weight of 7.9kg/17.48lbs as shown with a rather heavy 11-36 cassette, and some old 105 pedals...

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Thing is sick lookin! What wheels are those? What size tires and whats your handlebar/stem?

Whipit
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by Whipit

Has anyone stripped the paint from a 2019-21 crux?

Interested in how the naked carbon looks and how much filler was encountered

Upcountry
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by Upcountry

Winter wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2024 5:25 pm
Thing is sick lookin! What wheels are those? What size tires and whats your handlebar/stem?
Wheels are from BTLOS, 45mm deep, with 25mm hookless internal width. DT 350 hubs. Tires shown were 40mm Terra Speeds and bars were Pro PLT Ergo Carbon 38cms with a 110 x -17 S-Works SL stem. I've changed a bit up since then; tires, bars, seatpost, crankset...

StijnPiel10
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by StijnPiel10

Has anyone tried a Roval Alpinist cockpit on a Crux? How is it on gravel?
Current:
SW Crux - 7.2kg (road), tbd (gravel)

bmCube
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by bmCube

StijnPiel10 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2024 3:59 pm
Has anyone tried a Roval Alpinist cockpit on a Crux? How is it on gravel?
I used one on my already sold aspero and moved the cockpit on my factor. I'm very happy with it, no problems so far (more than 2 years of gravel on it)

701josh
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by 701josh

Has anyone heard of a date for a S-Works Crux '24 frameset or full bike? We have '24 Comp and Pro but that's it so far. Some online dealers are trying to label the '23 "Gloss Birch" S-Works as a 2024 it seems.

yinzerniner
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by yinzerniner

701josh wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2024 11:04 pm
Has anyone heard of a date for a S-Works Crux '24 frameset or full bike? We have '24 Comp and Pro but that's it so far. Some online dealers are trying to label the '23 "Gloss Birch" S-Works as a 2024 it seems.
That's because the "gloss birch" is a 2024 frame. The Crux had the same colors for 2022 and 2023 model years due to supply chain issues, and the 2024 model years got the new revised colors.

701josh
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by 701josh

yinzerniner wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2024 3:56 am
701josh wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2024 11:04 pm
Has anyone heard of a date for a S-Works Crux '24 frameset or full bike? We have '24 Comp and Pro but that's it so far. Some online dealers are trying to label the '23 "Gloss Birch" S-Works as a 2024 it seems.
That's because the "gloss birch" is a 2024 frame. The Crux had the same colors for 2022 and 2023 model years due to supply chain issues, and the 2024 model years got the new revised colors.
US Specialized site displays years in top right of each model, they have Birch and Black/Dark Navy as '2023'.

Looks like at least one potential color for 2024 is 'Chameleon Red Gold'.
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StijnPiel10
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by StijnPiel10

On the Swiss Specialized site it mentions 2024....


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jdms2k
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by jdms2k

701josh wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2024 4:31 pm
yinzerniner wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2024 3:56 am
701josh wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2024 11:04 pm
Has anyone heard of a date for a S-Works Crux '24 frameset or full bike? We have '24 Comp and Pro but that's it so far. Some online dealers are trying to label the '23 "Gloss Birch" S-Works as a 2024 it seems.
That's because the "gloss birch" is a 2024 frame. The Crux had the same colors for 2022 and 2023 model years due to supply chain issues, and the 2024 model years got the new revised colors.
US Specialized site displays years in top right of each model, they have Birch and Black/Dark Navy as '2023'.

Looks like at least one potential color for 2024 is 'Chameleon Red Gold'.
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That's beautiful!

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