Come on bro, this ain't rocket science. You have a straight hanger and I presume 10s cassette that came on the bike so you have a spacer in there so you can fit a 11s cassette.I am going through this whole SCS disaster atm, and it seems like even Specialized doesn't know what they're talking about... I have a 2017 Diverge DSW which is their premium E5 aluminum frame, same material as the SWorks Allez, and they finally sent me a reply to my email.
It reads: "La roue arrière Axis Elite est compatible avec une transmission de 11 vitesses. Vous pouvez retrouver ici le guide de compatibilité pour le système SCS"
Or if you prefer in English: "The rear Axis Elite wheel is compatible with an 11 speed transmission. You can download the compatibility guide for SCS wheels here" http://service.specialized.com/collateral/ownersguide/new/assets/pdf/0000040845.pdf
However, if you look at the diagrams in that document, it clearly shows that an SCS hanger is recessed 2.5mm inboard, to make up for the fact that the hub's chainline is 2.5mm inboard as well. I haven't taken the RDH off my bike (too busy riding it!) but it is ARROW straight and has no offset at all. It looks much more like the one labelled "standard 130mm road chainline". My LBS is also clueless as to which system I am actually riding which really bothers me. Had I known this when buying the bike, I would have thought a LOT more about it.
Regardless I am happy they confirmed its 11 speed compatible, which was going to be my first upgrade. Ultegra with hydro discs after the winter season.
So literally all it takes is a new DH and I can run any wheels on my Crux?
I'll probably just end up buying a set of Axis or Roval wheels anyway.
No, that isn't actually it at all.Come on bro, this ain't rocket science. You have a straight hanger and I presume 10s cassette that came on the bike so you have a spacer in there so you can fit a 11s cassette.
Why don't you take the rear wheel off and measure your rear dropout spacing? That will tell you what you have. You don't have SCS if your rear hanger isn't offset.
PS: and industry insiders know plain and simple what Spesh did when then invented SCS. They trumped up an 'excuse' to create a proprietary wheelset to keep sales directed toward their wheels with proprietary hub for the so called benefit of chainline when running extreme X-chained. An excuse to sell more product when they shot themselves in the proverbial foot by alienating sales for knowledgeable buyers who will steer clear of this marketing ruse so they can run more conventional disk wheelsets. Its BS, a PITA and more about profit for big S than any actual advantage for typical riding and has somewhat backfired on them by alienating sales and rightly so....smart buyers won't buy a SCS bike because it limits wheel selection. It is the wheel version of BB30...lol.
Conspiracy theory? Unless you live under a rock...presuming you don't, you have to be as blind as a bat to not see what's at play. Wake up brother.No, that isn't actually it at all.
Disc brakes on road bikes are in their infancy, and Specialized had a system they thought was superior to 142x12. They expected others to adopt it, didn't charge a dime to anybody who wanted to use it, and they just got it wrong.
Also, they didn't have SCS aftermarket wheels available until some time after the Diverge was introduced. If it was a scam to sell more wheels, don't you think they'd have, you know, had wheels to sell from the jump?
The whole SCS thing has been a cluster, but you need to slow down with the conspiracy theory BS you're making up out of thin air.
Also, since you mention "industry insiders" - do you actually know anyone you'd consider to be one?