Specialized Tricross Elite Steel Disc
Back in Urban Velo #33 we reviewed the aluminum Specialized Tricross Elite Disc, a 2012 model that is available with slightly different spec for 2013, along with the pictured steel version. My main criticism of the tested model was that the aluminum fork, while light and great looking, could be harsh when the going got rough. The Tricross Elite Steel Disc Triple packs on an extra pound or two in the sake of comfort with the steel frame and lugged crown steel fork, each with clearance for big tires and featuring mounts for fenders and racks for a comfortable commute or gravel road epic. I found the aluminum version a capable all around road, gravel and trail bike perfect for the serious commuter or the person that just can’t keep stick to one surface and would expect that fans of gravel roads and steel will find this version to their liking.