Whether you're looking to race cyclocross or explore the dirt roads in your area, Specialized's CruX E5 is your willing accomplice. Its lightweight aluminum frame is full of cross-oriented touches like a shoulder-friendly top tube, internal cable routing to keep the muck out, and plenty of tire clearance. Up front, the FACT-carbon fork boasts a tapered steerer for precision handling, and it pairs nicely with the TRP Spyre disc brakes for confident, smooth braking. And for even more on/off-road versatility, the CruX is spec'd with light, smooth DT Swiss wheels, a smooth-shifting Shimano Tiagra drivetrain, and stiff FSA cranks.
The legend continues, with all the cyclocross-dominating spirit of the original Jake the Snake, updated to keep the competition scrambling. Kona’s long-running ‘cross racer is better than ever, with a lightweight, race-ready aluminum frame and full-carbon CX fork. Bunny hops are back on the menu with tough, WTB rims wrapped in tenacious Clement MXP tires, while Shimano delivers a Tiagra drivetrain that gives you the wide-ranging gears you need to master the entire course and the durability to do it every weekend. Shimano's hydraulic disc brakes are ‘cross favorites with the complete package: lightweight, powerful in any conditions, and reliable all season long. Transitions will feel like slipping in and out of a glove with Kona’s just-right cockpit pieces, tailored to the needs of modern racers. Hop that barrier and hop on the Jake to ride the Snake!
Whether you're just getting into cyclocross or exploring the road less traveled, the Specialized CruX Sport E5 is the perfect bike to help you get out there and get after it. Specialized designed it around a durable E5 Premium Aluminum frame and FACT carbon fork that are equal parts lightweight, rugged, and responsive. For the build, it take a no-nonsense approach to performance, utilizing a mix of components from Shimano and Praxis, so you'll benefit from a durability-first design when the terrain gets rough. Further along these lines, you'll find powerful hydraulic disc brakes and Tracer Sport tires that were hand-selected for their all-condition abilities. So start practicing your barrier hops, because this bike will be ready to go just as soon as you are.
Kona's Major Jake serves up Jake's legendary 'cross performance with a generous helping of carbon fiber goodness. The feathery carbon frame floats over the rough stuff and hammers the straightaways, while a tapered full-carbon fork takes the sting out of the course and tracks deftly through the ruts. Sturdy WTB wheels make light work of and muddy 'cross courses in the fall and gravel roads the rest of the year. Supple, grippy Clement tires are ready for any terrain. The smooth-shifting Shimano 105 drivetrain means you'll keep moving no matter how muddy the course may get, and powerful Shimano disc brakes let you control speed regardless of weather conditions.
Straight to the races with this one. An all new full carbon frame and fork with flat mount disc brakes, thru-axles front and rear, and fender mounts is the foundation for this year’s Jake series. The Super Jake is the cream of the crop with a SRAM Force 1x drivetrain, hydraulic discs, and Clement tubeless-ready wheels and tires. Whether your sights are set on the ‘cross podium or the all day gravel epic, the Super Jake will get you there.
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