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2012 Specialized Crux Disc Brake Cyclocross Bike Spotted

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2012 Specialized Crux Comp disc brake cyclocross bike with SRAM Apex component group

Aaaahhh, we knew this was coming, we just didn’t think one of the biggest manufacturers in the world would get one into the open this year. Short of the 2008 Lemond Poprad (Trek) which is no longer made, this is first disc brake crosser from a major manufacturer (update) that a) has real production potential, b) has launched since the UCI’s rule change and c) should be available in the U.S. markets soon.*

UPDATE: Obviously, it’s official now – check the full coverage here.

Anyone bets for a 2013 carbon fiber version?

*See Editor’s comment for clarification of this update.

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BROKYN SPOKE
BROKYN SPOKE
13 years ago

UMM REDLINE HAD ONE AT INTERBIKE THE YEAR THE UCI DECIDED NOT TO LEGALIZE DISC BRAKES FOR COMPETITION. YEARS BEFORE POPRAD. 2003 I THINK

BROKYN SPOKE
BROKYN SPOKE
13 years ago

CONQUEST DISC IN PRODUCTION FOR A FEW YEARS ACTUALLY

gillis
gillis
13 years ago

Not sure what you define as “major manufacturer” but Redline introduced their Conquest Pro in a disc version 5-6 years ago. I think they still offer it too. They probably would have been the first.

Superstantial
Superstantial
13 years ago

Does anyone know if Redline ever made a disc-equipped Conquest.

John
John
13 years ago

Cannondale also had a disc cross bike for awhile.

Matt
Matt
13 years ago

First disc brake cyclocross bike by a major manufacturer??? Have you heard of a little company called Cannondale:)? They started doing a disc brake cross bike in 2003–almost 10 years ago!!!

Nick Burklow
13 years ago

I was always partial to the Salsa la Cruz. I know it wasn’t produced by one of the major manufacturers, but it was pretty awesome.

Chipollini
13 years ago

Mmmm while I’d love one, I’m going for high end steel w/disc brakes, and S&S couplers… but still a hot ride none the less. I wish they’d make a singlespeed cross bike again and ad discs to it – I’d buy that tomorrow.

adam
adam
13 years ago

And BikeRumor just published an article a month ago about Felts new carbon cross bike… with a disc option.

fred
fred
13 years ago

+ there was/is Stevens that Hanka rocked in races last year.

By all accounts, Specialized has actually missed the boat.

Ben G
Ben G
13 years ago

Marin, at least a year ago, and Novara at least 4 years ago also had disc cross options

Ben G
Ben G
13 years ago

Not that I would consider Novara a major manufacturer…

NYMETZ
NYMETZ
13 years ago

Check the 2003 Cannondale Cat. for a disc cyclecross bike. It’s retraction time.

Anthony
Anthony
13 years ago

You can also fit a 130 axle and re-space that white industries hub. I have the mi5 hub spaced to 130 so I could have the more durable bearing spacing/size for my hed Belgian build. Pretty easy when you have a knowledgeable wheel-builder like Lyle at Spin-Lyte.

Gillis
Gillis
13 years ago

I’m just glad this isn’t running those ghetto trp hydraulic adapters. Cables, its all you need.

jerm
jerm
13 years ago

looks an awful lot like todd wells’ prototype cross bike. especially b/c of the dugast tires…wells’ bike even had white ind. hubs…

see links below…

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/photos/disc-brakes-and-cross-bikes-coming-soon-to-a-store-near-you/145113

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/photos/disc-brakes-and-cross-bikes-coming-soon-to-a-store-near-you/145111

SuperDave
13 years ago

Tyler, I’m curious about the criteria you use for the “big four” Who do you think sells more ‘cross bikes Globally? Trek or Kona? Stevens or Giant?

As for production disc ‘cross bikes, I think the dealers who have been selling ‘cross bikes the past 6-10 years will have many brands that offer disc options, as well as a couple from the “big” latecomers to the ‘cross market.

Sneak peeks are great, let’s not cloud them with hyperbole.

-SD

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