Specialized S-Works Crux Released as Frame Only, No Hydraulic Discs Yet
We spotted a hydraulic disc brake equipped placeholder image a while back, but it looks like Specialized isn’t waiting around for SRAM’s top level Red disc brakes to release an S-Works level Crux cyclocross frame.
The 2013 Specialized S-Works Crux will be available in both disc and cantilever frames, each optimized for the type of brakes they’ll run. On the disc brake, the stays are reinforced at the bottom, and on the canti model it’s reinforced around the brake bridge. The key difference in the frame versus the Pro is that it gets the higher end FACT 11R carbon versus 10R on the Pro.
UPDATE: Our man at Specialized just chimed in to say the S-Works version drops a whopping 150g. Also, it includes Ceramic Speed bearings in the bottom bracket.
Framesets will retail for $3,000 and include a 1-1/8″ to 1-3/8″ tapered fork, headset and FACT carbon seatpost. Click through for pics of the canti frames…
We’re waiting to hear back from them on frame weight and availability date, will update when we can.