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Specialized Crux DSW Frameset

Specialized Crux DSW Frameset
  • Color: Satin Metallic Spruce/Birch/Smoke
  • Color: Gloss Amber Glow/Vivid Pink/Midnight Shadow/Speckle
$1,700.00
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Details

The Crux DSW is more than the lightest alloy gravel bike ever made. We took everything we learned creating the carbon Crux and used our patented D’Aluisio Smartweld to make it a reality in alloy. We’ve created the most capable, nimble, balanced, and responsive alloy gravel bike ever made for fast, fun, high-performance riding. And yeah, it’s the lightest too. Some may call it a carbon copy, but we call it the Crux DSW.

Lightest Weight

At just 1399 grams*, the Crux DSW is the lightest alloy gravel frame in the world. Combine that with our Fact12r Crux carbon fork and a build curated for performance, and a complete Crux DSW tips the scales at 9.37kg—no alloy gravel bike can compete.

*56cm in the lightest colorway. Production frames will vary.

Most Capable

More clearance means more capability—that’s why the Crux DSW has the same tire clearance as its carbon sibling—47mm and up to 2.1” on a 650b wheel. Combine this with the tough and light alloy frame, and Crux DSW can take you anywhere you imagine at full gas.

Ultra-Responsive

Responsive at the pedals. Supple in the saddle. We’ve used D’Aluisio Smartweld to fine-tune the properties of alloy to deliver a ride previously impossible without carbon and combine it with the same performance gravel geometry and race-influenced fit as the carbon Crux. A longer reach delivers better weight distribution for quick, confident handling, while a lower stack creates a performance first position. At 72mm of bottom-bracket drop, we hit the sweet spot between nimble and stable.

D’Aluisio Smartweld

D’Aluisio Smartweld - or DSW - is a patented engineering process that uses hydroforming to precisely match tube-to-tube joints for better, stronger welds and, ultimately, a lighter frame that can be twice as durable as a traditional alloy frame. Our Smartweld technique helps us create a unique single-piece downtube and bottom bracket for the Crux, shaving weight and amplifying responsiveness.

- Lightest: 1399g Crux DSW Frame (raw, unpainted). We took everything we learned creating the carbon Crux and used our patented D’Aluisio Smartweld to make it a reality in alloy. *56cm in the lightest colorway. Production frames will vary.
- Capable: 47c/650b x 2.1” tire clearance. More clearance means more capability. With Diverge-level tire clearance, Crux takes you anywhere you can imagine.
- 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.

Sizes:
Frame Size495254565861
Stack (mm)530 547560578598621
Reach (mm)375 382388397405415
Head Tube Length (mm)100 115130147167190
Head Tube Angle70.5° 71.25°71.5°72°72.25°72.5°
BB Height (mm)284 284286286286286
BB Drop (mm)74 7472727272
Trail (mm)74 6967646260
Fork Length, Full (mm)401 401401401401401
Fork Rake/Offset (mm)50 5050505050
Front Center (mm)608 618630644594600
Chainstay Length (mm)425 425425425425425
Wheelbase (mm)1008 10141023103310451059
Top Tube Length, Horizontal (mm)512 539549568582599
Bike Standover Height (mm)749 772794816841866
Seat Tube Length (mm)466 496521546576606
Seat Tube Angle 75.5° 74°74°73.5°73.5°73.5°

Specs

Fork S-Works FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Frame Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum Disc frame with D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, hydroformed aluminum tubing, tapered head tube, threaded BB

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Satin Metallic Spruce/Birch/Smoke / 61cm 196625145780 71425-7161
Satin Metallic Spruce/Birch/Smoke / 49cm 196625145957 71425-7149
Satin Metallic Spruce/Birch/Smoke / 58cm 196625145735 71425-7158
Satin Metallic Spruce/Birch/Smoke / 54cm 196625145940 71425-7154 210000022547
Satin Metallic Spruce/Birch/Smoke / 56cm 196625145711 71425-7156 210000022709
Satin Metallic Spruce/Birch/Smoke / 52cm 196625145810 71425-7152
Gloss Amber Glow/Vivid Pink/Midnight Shadow/Speckle / 49cm 196625145964 71425-7049
Gloss Amber Glow/Vivid Pink/Midnight Shadow/Speckle / 54cm 196625145902 71425-7054
Gloss Amber Glow/Vivid Pink/Midnight Shadow/Speckle / 52cm 196625145988 71425-7052
Gloss Amber Glow/Vivid Pink/Midnight Shadow/Speckle / 61cm 196625145841 71425-7061
Gloss Amber Glow/Vivid Pink/Midnight Shadow/Speckle / 58cm 196625145896 71425-7058
Gloss Amber Glow/Vivid Pink/Midnight Shadow/Speckle / 56cm 196625145728 71425-7056

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