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Welcome to the dawn of a new era in gravel biking with the introduction of the Specialized Crux DSW Apex XPLR Comp Bicycle. Building upon the legacy of its predecessor, the Crux DSW is not just a bike—it's an embodiment of innovation and performance. Crafted by the visionary engineers at Specialized, this alloy marvel brings the magic of the carbon Crux to a wider audience, ensuring that more riders can experience the thrill of ultra-fast gravel racing with unmatched ride quality and classic aesthetics.

The Crux DSW sets a new standard as the lightest alloy gravel frame globally, weighing in at a mere 1399 grams. Coupled with a Fact12r Crux carbon fork and meticulously curated components, the complete Crux DSW Comp tips the scales at 9.37kg, leaving competing alloy gravel bikes in the dust. With its lightweight construction, the Crux DSW redefines the boundaries of performance and agility, offering riders an unparalleled riding experience.

Versatility knows no bounds with the Crux DSW, boasting the same tire clearance as its carbon counterpart—47mm and up to 2.1” on a 650b wheel. This expansive clearance, combined with the robust yet agile alloy frame, empowers riders to tackle any terrain with confidence and speed. Whether conquering gravel paths or embarking on epic adventures, the Crux DSW Apex XPLR Comp delivers uncompromising performance at every turn.

Experience the epitome of responsiveness with the Crux DSW, finely tuned to deliver a ride quality previously reserved for carbon frames. Leveraging the patented D’Aluisio Smartweld technology, the Crux DSW achieves a perfect balance of stiffness and suppleness, ensuring swift acceleration and precise handling. With its performance gravel geometry and race-inspired fit, the Crux DSW offers riders a position optimized for speed and agility, striking the perfect equilibrium between nimbleness and stability.

The Specialized Crux DSW transcends the realm of ordinary gravel bikes, embodying the spirit of exploration and adventure. From seasoned gravel racers to aspiring enthusiasts, the Crux DSW is poised to ignite a passion for fast and fun riding, making every gravel dream a reality. Experience the thrill of riding the world's lightest alloy gravel bike—the Crux DSW.

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  • Frameset: Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum Disc frame with D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, hydroformed aluminum tubing, tapered head tube, threaded BB
  • Fork: FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Cockpit: Handlebars: Specialized Adventure Gear, 118.9mm drop x 70mm reach x 12ºFlare
  • Stem: Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
  • Bar Tape: Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
  • Wheelset: DT G540, Centerlock Disc, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width
  • Groupset: SRAM Apex XPLR Mechanical 12-Speed
  • Front and Rear Brakes: SRAM Apex Hydraulic Disc, Shifters: SRAM APEX 12-Speed Mechanical, Rear Derailleur: SRAM APEX XPLR Mechanical,Cassette: SRAM PG-1231 XPLR 11-44T, Crankset: APEX 1x12sp (40T chainring), Chain: APEX 12-Speed, Bottom Bracket: DUB BSA 68 Wide
  • Tires: Specialized Pathfinder Pro 2BR, 700x38
  • Saddle: Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
  • Seatpost: Alloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
  • Tubes: 48mm Presta Valve, 700X28-38
  • Weight: 9.37kg (20 lb, 10.5 oz) -size 56cm
  • Colors: Satin Smoke/Oak Green or Birch/Clay
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Size 49cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 61cm
Wheel Size 700c or 650b 700c or 650b 700c or 650b 700c or 650b 700c or 650b 700c or 650b
Stack 530mm 547mm 560mm 578mm 598mm 621mm
Reach 375mm 382mm 388mm 397mm 405mm 415mm
Head Angle 70.5° 71.25° 71.5° 72° 72.25° 72.5°
Seat Angle 75.5° 74° 74° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
Top Tube Length 512mm 539mm 549mm 568mm 582mm 599mm
Head Tube Length 100mm 115mm 130mm 147mm 167mm 190mm
Standover 749mm 772mm 794mm 816mm 841mm 866mm
Fork Trail 74mm 69mm 67mm 64mm 62mm 60mm
Fork Offset 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
Bottom Bracket Drop 74mm 74mm 72mm 72mm 72mm 72mm
Front Center 594mm 600mm 608mm 618mm 630mm 644mm
Wheelbase 1008mm 1014mm 1023mm 1033mm 1045mm 1059mm
Chainstay Length 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm 425mm
Based around a 700c x 38mm tire (max 47mm)
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