The Crockett 5 Disc was built with cyclocross racing in mind. That being said, all of the Crockett models serve any rider well if they're looking for a spring training bike or "low-intensity gravel" bike. The Crockett 5 Disc is the most affordable machine, built around a hydroformed 300 Series Alpha aluminum frame and all-carbon fork. The frame's tubes have been hydroformed, keeping weight low and torsional strength high. The underside of the top tube is flattened, making for easier shouldering on muddy run-ups. Trek's Invisible Weld technology not only looks fantastic, but reduces overall frame weight. Control Freak internal cable routing keeps the Crockett 5 Disc looking clean as well as protecting the derailleur cable from dirt and water. A tapered head tube anchors the large down tube effectively, adding an extra level of handling precision during high-speed corners and descents. The threaded T47 bottom bracket ensures flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke; a critical attribute when charging uphill towards the finish line. The Crockett's 12mm rear thru-axle enhances the strength of the bike's rear triangle, reducing lateral flex in the frame. The Crockett 5's Cross fork is not only light (due to being a fully carbon fiber build from steerer to dropouts), but also soaks up fatiguing vibration. Flat-mount disc brake caliper installation on the frame and fork helps reduce overall frameset weight further, but also enhances brake lever feedback and improves pad wear. A 12mm thru-axle at the fork adds an extra layer of handling precision.
The Crockett 5 Disc needed a drivetrain that could put up with muddy conditions while still getting the job done. Enter SRAM's Rival 1 components.
SRAM's single-ring Rival 1 dual-control levers and rear derailleur make for a lightweight, low maintenance drivetrain. 11-speed shifting across an 11-32T SRAM cassette is done with a single "DoubleTap" button on the right Rival 1 lever. A single 40T chainring is mounted on an alloy Praxis Alba M30 crankset, offering low rotating weight and excellent torsional strength when putting the power down. A set of tubeless-ready alloy Bontrager Affinity Disc wheels are wrapped with race-ready 700x32c Bontrager CX3 Team Issue tires, bringing boatloads of traction on loose surfaces, gravel and mud.
SRAM's Rival hydraulic disc brakes help with speed control in all conditions, rain or shine (or mud). Bontrager also supplies the P3 Verse Comp saddle, durable alloy 2-bolt seatpost, accessory-ready alloy Elite Blendr stem and alloy VR-C road handlebar.
With all this going for it, the Crockett 5 Disc is more than ready for the mud and dirt. Are you?