Leaves are falling, days are crisp, masochists everywhere tussle bar-to-bar in the mud, and Specialized's CruX Pro Race is off the front. The carbon frame is light, responsive, and ready for all the power you lay down on the straightaways. You'll grin as you skip the pits because the internal cable routing and gobs of tire clearance keeps you racing while the mud claims other victims. Front and rear thru-axles as well as a tapered steerer ensure quick cornering and control through off-camber sections. Shimano's precise Ultegra components are paired to Specialized's Pro carbon cranks for light, crisp shifting, while Shimano hydraulic disc brakes scrub speed through hairpin corners. Roval's Control CX Carbon wheels are wrapped in supple Specialized rubber to keep you tearing through any course.