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The Crux DSW is more than the lightest alloy gravel bike ever made.
The Crux DSW is more than the lightest alloy gravel bike ever made.
Specialized

Specialized Crux DSW Comp Aluminium Gravel Bike in Satin Smoke

£2,300.00
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Specialized Crux DSW Comp Aluminium Gravel Bike in Satin Smoke

Season:2025

Brand:Specialized

Code:5368205354419

Specialized took everything they've learnt creating the carbon Crux and used the patented D’Aluisio Smartweld to make it a reality in alloy. the creation is 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.

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.

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. Specialized 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, they've hit the sweet spot between nimble and stable.

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. This 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). Specialized took everything they learnt creating the carbon Crux and used their patented D’Aluisio Smartweld to make it a reality in alloy.
  • 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.
Technical Information
  • Frame - Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum Disc frame with D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, hydroformed aluminum tubing, tapered head tube, threaded BB
  • Fork - S-Works FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Shifters - SRAM APEX, 12sp
  • Chainset - SRAM APEX XPLR, 40t
  • Chainrings - 40T
  • Cassette - SRAM PG 1231, XPLR, 11-44
  • Chain - SRAM APEX 12S
  • Rear Derailleur - SRAM APEX XPLR, Mechanical
  • Rims - DT G540, Centerlock Disc, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width
  • Front Tyre - Pathfinder Pro 2BR, 700x38
  • Rear Tyre - Pathfinder Pro 2BR, 700x38
  • Front Brake - SRAM APEX, Hydraulic Disc
  • Rear Brake - SRAM APEX, Hydraulic Disc
  • Handlebars - Specialized Adventure Gear, 118.9mm drop x 70mm reach x 12º flare
  • Stem - Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
  • Saddle - Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
  • Seatpost - Alloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware
  • Weight - 9.37kg (20 lb, 10.5 oz)
  • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.
Sizing Information

Specialized Trail and Electric Mountain Bike Size Guide Unisex

InchesCentimetersSizeSize
4'11" - 5'3"150 - 160XSS1
5'2" - 5'8"157 - 173SS2
5'5" - 5'11"165 - 180MS3
5'8" - 6'2"173 - 188LS4
5'10" - 6'4"178 - 193XLS5
6'2" - 6'8"188 - 203XXLS6

Specialized Electric Road Bike Size Guide Unisex

InchesCentimetersSize
5'0" - 5'4"152 - 163XS
5'1" - 5'5"158 - 165S
5'5" - 5'10"165 - 178M
5'10" - 6'1"178 - 185L
6'1" - 6'4"185 - 193XL
6'2" - 6'9"188 - 205XXL

Specialized Performance Road Bike Size Guide

InchesCentimetersSize
4'8" - 5'1"142 - 15544
5'1" - 5'4"155 - 16349
5'4" - 5'7"163 - 17052
5'7" - 5'10"170 - 17854
5'9" - 5'11"175 - 18356
5'11" - 6'2"180 - 18858
6'2" - 6'5"188 - 19661
6'5" - 6'9"196 - 20554

Specialized Hybrid and Electric Hybrid Bike Size Guide Unisex

InchesCentimetersSize
5'1" - 5'5"158 - 165S
5'5" - 5'10"165 - 178M
5'10" - 6'1"178 - 185L
6'1" - 6'4"185 - 193XL
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