Patrick Ferringer posted a discussion

August 23, 2015
Patrick Ferringer posted a discussion

Specialized CRUX 58cm - custom build

I am selling my 2012 58cm Specialized Crux Expert frameset and build.  The frame was raced for one season and rode a lot on trails and roads.  It is used but not abused.  There are no dents or dings.  The clear coat and paint have some scratches but it just adds character.  This frameset is a workhorse and deserves to be pushed.  Carbon fork is in great shape and the headset and bottom bracket bearings have been replaced recently.  There are new cables and housing on it as well.  Everything has been maintained and lubed as required.The frameset is setup with Avid Shorty Ultimates front and back.  There is a Ritchey Pro 120mm 4-bolt stem and Ritchey Pro Evo Curve 44cm bars up front.  The stem and bars are nice and fat and add some comfort and responsiveness to the front end.  The derailleurs and shifters are older Shimano 105.  These are the bullet proof sets, that Shimano made before they started adding tons of plastic and overcomplicating their designs.  I used newer shifters on it for awhile and switched back to these for reliability.  The is a SRAM Force BB30 175mm crankset on the bike.  It is currently wearing a pair of top end WICKWERKS 44/34 cyclocross chainrings.  The rear cassette is fairly Shimano 105 11-28.  The chain is a newer Shimano MTB chain with plenty of life.  The wheels are hand built beauties.  Shimano 105 hubs are paired with Velocity A23 rims (the good American made ones).  They are 32 spoke 3x and are TOUGH but responsive.  I set them up tubeless with ease and raced them at very low pressure with no issues.  They have never needed truing in 2 years of use!Current tires are Panaracer RIBMO slicks but the bike includes 4 Panaracer CG cycloross tires, a Specialized Terra tire, and  Ritchey file tread rear tire.BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!The bike also includes a pair of TRP short pull mini-V breaks.  These are great if you want more stopping power than the cantis.  A set of Shimano 105 50/34 chainrings and SRAM 46/36 cyclocross chainrings are also included.  Plus there is an additional 11-23 SRAM cassette with little wear.Also includes; several tubes, rim strips, extra spacers, about 4 sets of brake pads, and an extra derailleur hanger!The pedals and saddle pictured are not for sale.  The Thomson Elite setback seat post can be included if desired but I'd prefer to keep it for my next build and I assume most would prefer a carbon seat post.Given the quality components, hand built wheels, frame in good shape, and the amount of extras I am asking $1,200.  With everything included you really are getting two bike as this is a very capable road machine as well.  I am also willing to entertain trades.  I am looking for a SS rigid 29er.  I will do a straight trade or work something out.  I am located in the Charlotte area and would prefer to keep it local and avoid shipping but I am willing to ship for the right deal and if buyer covers cost.Let me know if you have any questions or want more pictures!See More
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