October 2015 BOM: Specialized Crux E5 X1

Back in August, we highlighted the Specialized Crux Sport E5, a ‘cross beast with race-optimized geometry. Do you know what’s even more amazing? Amping up the possibilities of the Crux E5 frame by pairing it with the ease and and efficiency of a SRAM Rival 1 one-by drivetrain. With this rock star combination, you’re going to take your cx riding to the next level.


Higher Gear Wilmette Specialized Crux E5 2016 Christina Kapetan Mrs D



Higher Gear Wilmette Specialized Crux E5 2016 SRAM 1x x1 drivetrainSpecialized’s CruX E5 X1 features race-optimized geometry, a tapered headtube, internal cable routing and an outstanding stiffness-to-weight ratio to power through the nastiest courses. The lightweight E5 aluminum frame and tapered carbon fork provide instant acceleration and precision handling when the terrain is loose and the corners are tight.

Axis disc wheels and a SRAM Rival 1 11-speed drivetrain with hydraulic disc brakes complete this ultra-tough, race-ready package. Take charge of a CruX E5 X1 and find out what the top step of the podium feels like!


More about SRAM one-by

SRAM 1x is the only one you need: less weight, better chain control and the ability to sync up with any riding style. The 1x drivetrain philosophy focuses on optimizing how components work together: crank to ring, tooth to chain, shifter to derailleur, derailleur to cassette, and cassette to wheel. The simple, smart and synchronized design delivers confidence in the face of any terrain—from cross-country racing to all-mountain adventure. X1 puts the power of the SRAM 1X philosophy into every ride. No matter where you ride, no matter what you’re up against, SRAM 1x takes you further.


Higher Gear Wilmette Specialized Crux E5 2016 SRAM 1x x1 drivetrainThe Specialized CruX E5 X1 takes a lightweight and responsive frame and combines it with a reliable, performance-driven build. Check out these features:

  • With a semi-compact race design and an E5 Premium Aluminum construction, the frame provides plenty of stiffness and agility for the tight turns and accelerations of cyclocross.
  • The Specialized FACT carbon fork increases steering response and rider input, no matter the terrain.
  • The SRAM Rival 1 one-by crankset provides plenty of gearing options without the hassle of dialing-in a front derailleur.


Shop Higher Gear online now for the Specialized Crux E5 X1 >>


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