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Specialized Crux DSW Comp - 2024

Specialized Crux DSW Comp
  • Color: Satin Smoke/Oak Green
  • Color: Gloss Birch/Clay
Size: Select size
Wheel Size: 700c
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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.


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.

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°


Pedals Sold Separately
Fork S-Works FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Stem Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Chain SRAM CN APEX D1 12S 114LI
Frame Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum Disc frame with D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, hydroformed aluminum tubing, tapered head tube, threaded BB
Tires Pathfinder Pro 2BR, 700x38
Saddle Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Wheels DT G540, Centerlock Disc, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width
Crankset SRAM APEX XPLR, 40t
Seatpost Alloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
Shifters SRAM APEX, 12sp
Chainrings 40t
Handlebars Specialized Adventure Gear, 118.9mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare
Tape/Grips Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB BSA 68 Wide
Rear Derailleur SRAM APEX XPLR, Mechanical
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM PG 1231, XPLR, 11-44

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Satin Smoke/Oak Green / 61cm / 700c 196625145797 91425-5361 210000067046
Satin Smoke/Oak Green / 52cm / 700c 196625145933 91425-5352 210000067092
Satin Smoke/Oak Green / 58cm / 700c 196625145773 91425-5358 210000067047
Satin Smoke/Oak Green / 56cm / 700c 196625145704 91425-5356 210000067048
Satin Smoke/Oak Green / 54cm / 700c 196625145889 91425-5354 210000067049
Satin Smoke/Oak Green / 49cm / 700c 196625145834 91425-5349
Gloss Birch/Clay / 54cm / 700c 196625145827 91425-5254 210000067052
Gloss Birch/Clay / 61cm / 700c 196625145995 91425-5261
Gloss Birch/Clay / 52cm / 700c 196625145858 91425-5252 210000067053
Gloss Birch/Clay / 56cm / 700c 196625145919 91425-5256 210000067051
Gloss Birch/Clay / 58cm / 700c 196625145803 91425-5258 210000067050
Gloss Birch/Clay / 49cm / 700c 196625145759 91425-5249