Kelly's 2019 Crux Elite

I'm diving into cyclocross this year with the goal to make it to CX Nationals in Louisville, KY. The catch is that, unlike MTB Nationals, I don't have an age-group race in which to compete - I have to qualify for the Elite Race. This means entering a new world - UCI Races. I'm excited to take part in events with some awesome and amazingly fast women, learn a lot, and hopefully/maybe make it to nats.

My bike is the 2019 Crux Elite. It came stock with:

  • Rider-First Engineered™ FACT 11 Carbon Frame, flat mount disc brake, 12x142 thru axle
  • S-Works FACT 11r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle
  • SRAM Rival 1x shifter/brakes/brake caliper/derailleur
  • DT Swiss 470disc wheels w/sealed cartridge hubs
  • Tires: The new/redesigned Tracer Pro 2Bliss CX tires
  • Seatpost: SWorks FACT carbon 27.2mm, 20mm offset
  • Saddle: Phenom Comp, 143
  • Crankset: Praxis Zayante, BB30

Things I've changed:

  • Wheels: Carbon Roval Control SL, DT Swiss 240 internals, 22mm internal width 
  • Tires (for now): 2Bliss Rouabix 32c
    • I'll be changing these back to the Tracers when I get closer to CX races
    • Sealant: Orange Seal Endurance
  • Saddle: Power Expert, 155

Things I will soon be adding:

  • Stages Power Meter
  • Carbon Bars
  • Shimano XTR pedals
    • I run the Issi Flash III pedals usually, but like the lower profile of the XTR pedals for racing
  • No saddle bag ;)
  • Wahoo Elemnt Bolt GPS computer - this thing is AWESOME and will work better with my power meter than my 8 year old Garmin 500
  • Removal of the bottle cage - gotta get the weight down! haha

I'm super excited for this year's 'cross season and repping the shop at some of the larger races! In addition to having this fancy new racing machine, I've hired a coach, and my workouts have gotten way more specific. It's been fun, and the bike has performed beautifully so far in those workouts. I'm stoked to see how it feels out on the race course.

Kelly PaduchComment