2023 Specialized Crux Comp Gravel Bike

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The 2023 Specialized Crux Comp Gravel Bike is the lightest gravel bike in the world, with the exceptional capability of massive tyre clearance and performance gravel geometry. It’s not just the ultimate expression of gravel performance, it’s your one-way ticket to gravel enlightenment.

This Crux Comp comes spec'd with a reliable and smooth-shifting SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic disc groupset, tough DT G540 Disc wheels, and 2Bliss Ready, 700x38mm Pathfinder Pro tires that hookup over nasty terrain.


This bike is perfect for

Riders looking for a lightweight gravel bike that can also be used for cyclocross racing or gravel racing.


Key Features
  • Lightest: 725g S-Works 12r and 825g 10r frames. Specialized took the revolutionary breakthroughs that made Aethos the lightest bike ever and applied them to the Crux. The result? A gravel bike that climbs like a dream, floats over nightmarish terrain, and weighs less than a full bottle in your cage.
  • Capable: 47c/650b x 2.1” tire clearance. More clearance means more capability. With Diverge-level tyre clearance, Crux takes you anywhere you can imagine, at full gas.
  • Responsive: Nimble, supple, and reactive. Responsive at the pedals. Supple in the saddle. With performance gravel geometry and race-influenced fit inspired by Crux's iconic history in ‘cross.


Gravel Bike Buying Guide

Gravel bikes have exploded in popularity over the last few years. There are now dozens of gravel bike events around the UK and a growing number of long distance cycling routes designed with gravel bikes in mind. In this gravel bike buying guide we’ll take you through the main things to consider when picking a gravel bike.

What’s the appeal of a gravel bike?

The main appeal of gravel bikes is versatility,. You can use them on normal roads but they’ll also work great on forest roads, old railway lines and farm tracks. So you can go for a ride off-road, avoiding cars and traffic, but link it with sections of tarmac as well. Of course you can do this on a mountain bike but a gravel bike will generally be faster and lighter. This also means you can cover some big distances when touring. A lot of gravel bike riders are road cyclists who want to get away from traffic.

As gravel bikes often get used for touring and bikepacking most will come with mounting points for bags. This luggage capacity combined with speed, and ability to handle mixed surfaces, means that gravel bikes are also extremely popular for commuting on.


Read our full gravel bike buying guide

Are Gravel Bikes Good for Commuting?

Gravel bikes are very popular for commuting. We sell lots of them on the cycle to work scheme. One of our biggest stores for gravel bike sales is our Greenwich shop in London. They're mainly selling them for commuting around central London on. We’re going to run you through the pros and cons of commuting on a gravel bike and answer the question ‘are gravel bikes good for commuting?’

The Pros of Commuting on a Gravel Bike

Gravel bikes are fast, nearly as quick as a standard road bike. They are certainly quicker on the road than most mountain bikes and many hybrids. That means you can get to work, and home, in the shortest time possible. But what makes gravel bikes so good for commuting is that they are extremely versatile. They can be ridden on tarmac, cycle paths, old railway lines, canal towpaths, and even off-road trails. So, it’s easy to mix it up on your commute and avoid traffic.

Another big advantage of commuting on a gravel bike is that they're generally more comfortable than road bikes. This is because they have wider tyres and longer wheelbases, which results in a smoother and more stable ride. So you don’t get bounced around as much on rough roads. Most gravel bikes have a fairly upright riding position which makes it easier to see what’s going on in traffic. The combination of stable handling and the comfortable riding position is a massive confidence boost for the rider, especially on wet roads.


Read more about the pros and cons of gravel bikes for commuting


Who are Specialized?

Specialized is one of the best-known quality bike brands in the world. Started by a group of riders in 1974. A fact which has guided their decision making ever since.

" Made for riders, by riders."

They strove to make the best quality tires when quality tyres weren't around. When people wanted to ride cruisers in the dirt, they made the first production mountain bike. When roadies wanted to go faster, Specialized doubled down on carbon and built their own wind tunnel.

Bikes like the Allez, Rockhopper and Stumpjumper have developed followings and reputations of their own. Specialized has a reputation for making high-end, high-quality bikes. Specialized bikes always look great with high-quality paint and sensible sizing hel0s you get the right bike each time. If you buy a Specialized bike you can be guaranteed it will do what it is supposed to and will last.


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FrameCrux FACT 10r Carbon, Rider First Engineeredâ„¢, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
ForkFACT 12R Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
HandlebarsSpecialized Adventure Gear, 118.9mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare
StemSpecialized Alloy, 30mm
TapeSupacaz Super Sticky Kush
SaddleBody Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Seat BinderSpecialized Alloy, 30mm
Front BrakeSRAM Rival, hydraulic disc
Rear BrakeSRAM Rival, hydraulic disc
Shift LeversSRAM Rival
Rear DerailleurSRAM Rival 1, long cage
CassetteSunRace, 11-speed, 11-42t
CranksetSRAM Rival 1x
Chainrings40T
Bottom BracketSRAM GXP
ChainKMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed
Front WheelDT Swiss G540 rim, 24mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples
Rear WheelDT Swiss G540 rim, 24mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples
Front TirePathfinder Pro 2BR, 700x38
Rear TirePathfinder Pro 2BR, 700x38
Inner Tubes700x28/38mm, 48mm Presta valve
SeatPostRoval Terra Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset
Colours GLOSS DOVE GREY/METALLIC NAVY, SATIN FOREST GREEN/METALLIC DEEP LAKE
Sizes 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61
Brand Specialized
Model Year 2023
Barcodes 888818858262, 888818858309, 888818858323, 888818858347, 888818858385, 888818858491, 888818858521, 888818858538, 888818858545, 888818858644, 888818858675, 888818858682
SKUs / Part Numbers 91423-5249, 91423-5252, 91423-5254, 91423-5256, 91423-5258, 91423-5261, 91423-5349, 91423-5352, 91423-5354, 91423-5356, 91423-5358, 91423-5361

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