Specialized CruX Expert EVO

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Expert Review

The frame of the CruX Expert EVO has cyclocross specific features like shorter chainstays for better maneuverability, internal cable routing for reliable shifting in sloppy conditions, and Specialized's exclusive "Love Handle" which is an indentation in the frame to make carrying the bike (slightly) easier. Component-wise, it uses a light and stiff FSA carbon crank, Shimano Ultegra drivetrain, and TRP hydraulic brakes for the most consistent stopping power available.

Specialized does make other models of the CruX with more expensive features like electronic drivetrain but many serious cross riders prefer mechanical shifting because it has less of a tendency to accidentally shift while riding through bumpy terrain. As great as the brakes on the CruX Expert EVO are, the bike has no option for caliber or cantilever brake which is another component choice that is up to individual rider preference.Rating: 4.25/5

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