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Old 08-11-14, 04:25 PM
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Specialized Crosstrail Elite Disc vs Crosstrail Comp Disc

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I am new to this form and looking to buy a bike mainly for pleasure. Would be riding on mostly on road and will be on trails as well. I was wondering if someone can tell me a difference between Crosstrail Elite Disc and Crosstrail Comp Disc. I was looking at their website Specialized Bicycle Components and by the looks of the images, it seems the Comp Disc tires are bigger than Elite disc but I can't find any difference in specs on the tires on their site. Are the tires bigger in reality ?

I tried out Crosstrail Elite Disc today and I like it, but want to make sure I buy the right one. No one has Comp disc in my town and would be a special order. So if anyone who owns these bikes or know about them, please provide more info on the difference between the two.

Thanks a lot in advance!
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Old 08-16-14, 07:06 AM
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Hi,
I have been riding a 2009 crosstrail sport for 4 years (3000+ miles) and ABSOLUTLY LOVE it. As a matter of fact, I am about to order a 2015 Crostrail Expert Disc as an upgrade to disc brakes and 2x10 gearing as well as many higher end components.(not to say that the components on my current crosstrail have ever let me down) I feel that hydraulic discs are the only way to go, especially if you ride in the wet weather. To answer your question, IMHO , buy the highest level model you can afford....you won't regret it. The Elite is sweet..... Comp Disc is sweeter.......the expert disc is sweetest!!!! Going up the line, many components are upgraded, such as brakes, shifters, front shock lockouts,(hydraulic,remote) ,derailleurs, Stems, Crank, Frame material (weight), wheels, etc.
PS.....I am 64 yrs old and 255#s ..6'4"...use size XXL frame..and ride 15-20 miles of steep hills a day at a State Park...6 days a week..mostly rough pavement, but lots of dirt paths and gravel also.

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Old 08-16-14, 08:07 AM
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Hey there… I had a Crosstrail Comp disc up until this past Thursday when it was stolen. I can tell you it is an incredible bike! The Com and Pro feature composite wheel sets where the elite and down feature metal wheels. They both come with the same tires. I 100% recommend the Comp disc. Its well worth the money and is much lighter than the models below it. My Fiance' has the Sport disc and loves it but she was jealous as hell of my Comp Disc. Get the Comp. Its an investment in yourself.
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Old 08-16-14, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Mattyb13 View Post
Hey there… I had a Crosstrail Comp disc up until this past Thursday when it was stolen. I can tell you it is an incredible bike! The Com and Pro feature composite wheel sets where the elite and down feature metal wheels. They both come with the same tires. I 100% recommend the Comp disc. Its well worth the money and is much lighter than the models below it. My Fiance' has the Sport disc and loves it but she was jealous as hell of my Comp Disc. Get the Comp. Its an investment in yourself.
I am not sure where the info came from that any crosstrail comes with composite wheels.....but all models are listed as "alloy" wheels.
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BigJer2 you are correct, they are alloy but they are a different material from the Comp Disc up. They are def lighter and different design. My girl has the Sport Disc and her wheels are traditional. The wheels on my Comp were the V design.
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Very pleased with my 2013 Crosstrail Sport Disc w/alloy wheels

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The Comp Disc has the more V shaped or Hull shaped rims. I thought they were made of non metal but are aluminum. Def gives the Comp a different look/feel. Love it.
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Originally Posted by Mattyb13 View Post
The Comp Disc has the more V shaped or Hull shaped rims. I thought they were made of non metal but are aluminum. Def gives the Comp a different look/feel. Love it.
interesting.....my 2010 crosstrail sport has the v shaped rims also....
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Originally Posted by bigjer2 View Post
interesting.....my 2010 crosstrail sport has the v shaped rims also....
Those are just probably just disc specific rims (no brake track)
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Originally Posted by DorkDisk View Post
Those are just probably just disc specific rims (no brake track)
Not likely, since I have V brakes not disk brakes. My rim has a machined surface for the pad contact, and the "v" shape is the area where the spokes attach. (not a sharp "v", just not flat)
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Not likely, since I have V brakes not disk brakes. My rim has a machined surface for the pad contact, and the "v" shape is the area where the spokes attach. (not a sharp "v", just not flat)
Then its just a different rim profile, maybe a semi aero profile.
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Dorkdisc thats pretty much exactly it. Thanks.
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