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    Which Specialized Crux?

    Just wanted to get some advice from everyone over here...which one would you rather get?

    2013 Crux Carbon Pro ($3,450 LBS discount)

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    Wait for 2014 Crux Elite Rival Disc ($3,200)

    Won't be doing any racing and looking for a solid bike for all around and road as well. Main thing holding me up is Discs cause I have discs on my MTB and Hydros are coming on the 2014...

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    I just bought the 2014 Crux expert red as a commuter and so i could have some fun with the odd CX race. I was interested in seeing how the hydros compare to my mtb. So my vote would be the 2014 model.

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    You got it already? Nice! How are the hydros?

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    Sadly I havent received it yet. They dont land in Australia till late August

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    My LBS gave same ETA for the 2014s. Probably will end up going 2014

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    I say go for the bike with the disc brakes.

    My husband has the 2012 Crux Elite and upgraded to Avid Shorty brakes. I have the 2013 Crux carbon expert disc (Avid BB7 brakes). We've been riding our Crux's primarily on mtb trails and there is a huge difference in braking ability between the bikes. I won't ride in front of my husband because he can't stop as fast as me. Also, even though he's faster than I am, there are times when he holds me up because he can't brake as aggressively as I can.

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    That's cause you are secretly faster! I think I'll end up waiting for 2014. The LBS said they should arrive 3 rd week of August. I am now eyeing that expert red...

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    You'll LOVE your new bike. My husband and I have been going on 'Cruxpeditions' (Cruxpedition - noun - crux.pe.di.tion - a bike journey or voyage that incorporates both pavement and dirt and is otherwise unsuitable for a road bike.) It's opened up a whole new way of riding when you look to combine road and trail, as opposed to avoiding as much road as possible.

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    I plan on doing that as well! Now I just gotta get my wife on board so she'll join me on trips and be ok with my spending on this hobby

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    I have heard that the disk brake cyclocross bikes have much better stopping power than the normal rim brake cyclocross bikes.
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    Sorry, wrong thread.
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