Specialized's AWOL Comp is ready for epic days, or even epic months for that matter. This tough-as-nails adventure bike features a chromoly frame and fork for durability and exceptional ride quality. Equipped with both front and rear rack eyelets, three sets of bottle cage bosses, and full-length cable housing routing, the AWOL Comp does double duty as a fully loaded touring rig and a heavy-duty commuter. Sturdy Specialized wheels with grippy 29 x 1.9-inch Ground Control tires make the bike all-terrain capable, and a pair of SRAM Rival hydraulic disc brakes provide great stopping power, no matter what the conditions. A wide-range, 11-speed SRAM Rival 1 drivetrain streamlines your components and simplifies mid-tour maintenance.
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!
If you've ever felt torn between a "traditional" road bike and a dedicated touring rig, you're not alone. Now, though, the Sequoia Elite gives you both by combining the two in one genre-bending bike. It has everything you need to hit the road and not look back. The Sequoia's path to adventure starts at the frame, which Specialized constructed from Premium Cr-Mo tubing. This material is coveted for its strength, light weight, and tuned ride quality. And they took this a step further by selecting tubes that are specific to each frame size, ensuring that every frame rides exactly as intended. The Adventure 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. 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. Digging into the details, the frame is outfitted with an ample number of mounts for water, racks, and fenders. And for the build, they included reliable parts, like a Shimano 105 groupset, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, and hand-built Hayfield wheels that are cased in wide, 2Bliss Ready tires.
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