Don't tell your boss, but Specialized is about to help you go AWOL! Whether it's for a night, a weekend, or "to be determined," the AWOL Expert comes equipped to make your dream trip a reality. The high-quality chromoly frame is the proper choice for all your touring endeavors, with bump compliance, incredible durability, and a sweet, comfortable ride that can only be chalked up to the unique feel of steel. Rolling on tough-as-nails Borough Armadillo tires and kept under firm control by a pair of TRP HY/RD hydraulic disc brakes, the AWOL Expert devours the road ahead, handling tarmac, dirt, and everything in between with aplomb. Wide-range is the name of the game in touring drivetrains, and the Shimano Tiagra shifters, compact crank, and whopping 11-36 cassette will get you to trail's end in spite of any climbs along the way. And let's not forget the touring package that graces the AWOL Expert: front and rear rack mounts, a Shimano dynamo front hub, and a road-smoothing Specialized CG-R carbon seatpost. So clock out and get ready to go AWOL!
We believe that at the heart of every rider is an adventurer, ready to seek out new roads, regardless of whether they're paved or not. And for this reason, we created a bike that's built to handle anything. The Sequoia Expert eliminates the need to choose from a dedicated touring rig or a road bike, instead combining the two in a single, genre-shattering bike. The Sequoia's path to adventure starts at the frame, which we constructed from a mix of Premium Cr-Mo tubing and stainless steel. This material is coveted for its strength, respectable weight, and tuned ride quality. And we took this a step further by selecting tubes that are specific to each frame size, further ensuring that every frame rides exactly as we intended. Of course, this is only a piece of the equation, with the next being its dedicated Adventure Geometry. This geometry is unique in that it skews the line between a traditional road bike and a dedicated touring rig. You'll find an ample wheelbase and low bottom bracket for control, but the chainstays and tube angles ensure that you'll be able to travel efficiently and quickly, regardless of whether or not your rig is loaded. Digging into the details, the frame is outfitted with an ample number of mounts for water, racks, and fenders. And for the build, we included a carbon fork and reliable parts, like a SRAM Force 1 groupset, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, and hand-built Cruzero wheels that are cased in wide, 2Bliss Ready tires. - The Sequoia is built from our Premium Cr-Mo, size-specific tubing. This ensures that every frame is strong, light, and capable, while every frame size rides exactly as we intended. This philosophy is furthered with our Adventure Geometry that provides ample confidence over rough and smooth terrain, alike. And lastly, we equipped this frame with fender & rack mounts to make sure you'll be well equipped whenever adventure strikes. - A beefy FACT carbon fiber fork is sure to take the sting out of harsh roads. And when you're deep into said roads, you'll be thankful for the extra water bottle mount found on its fork leg. - Hand-built Adventure Gear Cruzero wheels are cased in 700x42mm 2Bliss Ready tires to be tough, strong, and fast rolling. It's the ideal wheelset for anyone looking to skip town at speed.
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