Specialized Crosstrail 2020 [Review]

Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on August 24, 2020

Hybrid Bike

Specialized Crosstrail review

The specialized Crosstrail is a bike that offers comfort and versatility. Its frame (AI premium Aluminum) is built with specialized fitness geometry and this strikes a balance between efficiency and comfort. When it comes to specialized Crossrail, riders get a mix of comfort and efficiency. The crosstrail is a versatile hybrid bike. Fit to use on almost road surfaces.


The specialized cross trail frame is designed to provide strength while being flexible. The A1 SL Premium Aluminum with internal routing via the down tube, plug + play mounts, and the seat stay, all work together to make this bike fitting for any kind of rider. The frame is responsive and durable and though it looks really simple, it is strong enough to withstand bumps and rough paths. The frame also has mounts for mudguards, racks, and fenders which helps to make riding much fun.


The specialized cross trail bike’s wheel is made up of Trigger Sport Reflect tires with a 38mm rubber. The 38mm Trigger Sport tires can be inflated to about 100psi, making rolling feel appropriate without sag or over bloating. This high-volume tires also offer extra support on rough roads even for beginners.

It also comes with a 700c disc, aluminum double-wall rims that fit snuggly with the tires and avoid derailment.


The fitness brain technology is a complete package that comes with the SR Suntour NEX fork, making use of a 55mm coil-sprung travel. The brain technology promotes speed and efficiency regardless of the terrain. When you are on a plain road, the brain technology uses an inertia valve to hold the fork firmly, giving you a hitch-free ride, and when you encounter rough terrain, the fork reacts to keep you stable. This feature makes climbing and paddling much easier.

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Frameset; AI premium Aluminium, fender mounts, butted tubing, with fitness geometry

Fork; SR Suntour NEX w/specialized fitness brain tech with up to 55mm of travel, 1-1.8 inch steerer, 9mm QR

No. of gears; 18

Front derailleur; a 31.8mm clamp, MTB double, micro shift, 9-speed

Rear derailleur; 9-speed just like the front derailleur, shadow design, Shimano Alivio, SGS cage

Chain; w/reusable Missing Link, 9-speed, KMC X9

Cassette; 11-36 teeth, 9-speed, SunRace

Front hub; specialized Shimano center lock, quick release, 9mm QR, 32h

Rear hub; Shimano center lock, 32h, quick-release, 135mm axle, 10-speed freehub

Saddle; steel rails, 155mm, specialized canopy sport

Tires; Trigger sport reflect, wire bead, 700x38mm, 60 TPI

Rims; 6061 Aluminum, 700C disc, double-wall

Brake set; 160mm roto, organic pad, hydraulic disc, post mount, Tektro Vela

Shifter: 9-speed, microSHIFT MTB

Grips: Body Geometry Flow set control grips

Stem; 3D-forged alloy, specialized, 7-degree rise, 4-bolt


The Trigger Sport Reflex tires have good traction for swift and accurate swerves


The Suntour NEX fork adds to the tough outlook of the bike.


The Tektro Vela hydraulic disc brakes provide optimum control and versatility.

No major flaws


What features do the brakes come with?

It comes with a Hydraulic brake set that is fortified with a post-mount to protect it from wear and tear and also prevents snagging of debris into the brake system.


The specialized cross trail bike offers you efficiency, versatility, and comfort. The bike features a full option suspension fork, which makes the conversion of cyclic energy into speed easy. The 18 geared bike is built for speed and this incorporates a 9 speed Alpha drive chainset and a 9-speed microShift MTB shifter to give the ultimate riding experience both on and off roads.

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