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Readers’ Rig: Specialised Crux E5

Is it a highway bike? cross bike? or a gravel bike? Who cares about definitions it’s a enjoyable bike! Our returning Readers’ Rigs alumni Joey from San Francisco is again once more in Readers’ Rigs with one more bike that has some struggling to outline it however that may’t preserve the smile off of Joey’s face everytime he rides it, a candy Specialised Crux E5 cross body constructed up with American Traditional 27.5 tubeless wheels, Sram Pink and extra.


Title: Joey Celis
Location: San Francisco Bay Space & on-line at the place I put up my exploits on bicycles.
Age: a bit older than my final Readers’ Rig.
Bike: Specialised Crux E5
Groupset: Sram Pink 22 HDR
Wheels: American Traditional Terrain 27.5
Pedals: Shimano XT PD-M780
fi’zi:okay Arione CX
Different: Zipp Service Course SL SS 38mm bar, Carbon 120mm -6 stem, Carbon 0º seat put up

When did you purchase it?
Purchased the frameset in September of 2016

What made you select this bike?
I used to be in search of a change of tempo as each my FTW and Allez have been constructed for highway and crit racing. Every time I acquired on these bikes, I felt I simply needed to journey to energy or do another kind of coaching. The bikes simply felt too critical. After I’m on my mountain bike I can get simply go round and never fear what zone I’m in or what highway or lack of highway I needed to journey that day. However the one factor I didn’t like in regards to the mountain bike was that it felt method to sluggish on the road. I needed to construct a motorcycle that had the go wherever attraction of my mountain bike however with the pace of my highway bikes all of the whereas preserving it enjoyable.


I checked out going customized however I didn’t have the persistence to attend out the lead instances that I checked out prebuilt body units. I had a couple of necessities, or not it’s aluminum, have a full carbon fork, constructed for disk and had a race geometry as that what my physique feels most comfy on.

Primarily based on the above I knew I might be cyclocross body units however one factor I needed to do was run 27.5/650b tires so the body must, on the very least match 42mm tires. After some analysis I picked up a Specialised Crux E5 frameset

What modifications/additions have you ever completed?
Construct is just about commonplace so far as any cyclocross bike you’ll see. The one distinction can be the 27.5/650b wheels. Additionally the principle cause for operating 27.5/650b on the Crux was to get extra air inside in comparison with a 700c to afford me a bit extra cushion on my off highway excursions. After some trial and error I discovered operating 18psi up entrance and 20psi within the rear good for on any off highway excursions.


What parts are you operating?
Full Sram Pink 22 HDR with 170mm crank arms, 50/34 chain rings and 11-32 cassette. At first I used to be going to make use of the basic 46/36 chain ring discovered on most cyclocross setups however opted for a compact setup as an alternative as this provides me sufficient gearing on the highway and the 34 actually helps on these steep 20% off highway climbs the place the dearth of monitoring dictates that you simply stay seated to maintain the burden down. Tires are Panaracer Pencenti Pari-Moto 27.5 x 1.75 that I’m operating tubeless.



What number of miles/kilometers do you do a 12 months?
Let’s simply say, whereas I personal a automotive, it just about simply sits there.

Favourite driving space?
Usually it might be the Berkeley/Oakland Hills nevertheless since this bike can also sort out off highway trails at this second it must be the off highway trails on Mt. Diablo.


Favourite driving expertise in your bike?
Railing a berm like a rockstar.

Future upgrades?
Tires, the chain stays appears to be like like there’s room for wider tires so I’m at present wanting into that. Along with tires, I’m wanting into wider carbon wheels possibly with a 30-35mm inside to open up the tires and to lose some weight as at present the bike weighs in at 8kg. Additionally a series lube that doesn’t entice that a lot dust.


Final phrases?
When driving your bicycle bear in mind to all the time have enjoyable.

Because of Joey for sharing his newest journey with us. Obtained a motorcycle that you simply’re happy with and that simply places a smile in your face? Nicely how about sharing it with fellow PEZ followers and getting it featured in Readers’ Rigs so we are able to all stare at it! Ship us a Readers’ Rigs submission direct to [email protected] and your bike might be featured in all its glory right here on the pages of PEZ.

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