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.
Do the math. There's a lot more of the world that's unpaved than there is perfect tarmac. The answer? The Diverge Sport A1 from Specialized, a full capable street, dirt road, gravel path, anywhere-you-want-to-ride exploration machine. Specialized A1 aluminum makes for a light, fast frame and a FACT carbon fork soaks up the road chatter out front. Some days it feels like you can't find a flat bit of ground to pedal across, and that's when Shimano's 18-speed Sora drivetrain shines. Hills, flats, and descents, it has the quick-shifting, wide gear range performance it takes to conquer any and all roads, while a pair of Tektro disc brakes put the stops to the fun when needed. And a full selection of Specialized components, including a supportive Body Geometry saddle, check the final boxes.
The blazing sun of the plains beats down on the Flint Hills of Kansas. From the start, ten miles out to the top of Road D Hill, you can look back and see a long line of hopefuls consigning themselves to a punishing tour of the worst roads Kansas has to offer. But you know that the FACT 10r carbon frame and fork of the Diverge Pro combine the lightweight speed, handling, and compliance of Specialized's top road machines with off-road touches, like vibration-damping Zertz and massive tire clearance, to make taming your favorite stretch of terrible tarmac a breeze. Roval Control SCS wheels accelerate like you know carbon hoops should, and when paired with high-volume Roubaix Pro tires there's not a patch of chip seal or gravel road in the world that you can't handle. And would you expect anything less than Shimano's lauded Dura-Ace on a pro-level ride? Shimano's flagship road drivetrain provides the smooth, near-telepathic shifts that have defined the gruppo since its inception. Plus, braking is handled just as admirably with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. Cockpit components and ergonometrics are handled by Specialized's own Body Geometry components, featuring a Ti-railed Phenom saddle and FACT carbon CG-R seatpost to smooth out the path forward.
No pavement? No problem. Specialized's Diverge Comp takes less-than-ideal surfaces and turns them into an ideal ride. It features a light, responsive FACT 10r carbon frame and plenty of tire clearance. The Diverge rolls on lightweight Axis 4.0 wheels and 700 x 30/32c Specialized Roubaix tires, so you'll float over rough roads and gravel. The 22-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain provides dependable shifting, and the integrated Shimano hydraulic disc brakes delivers solid stopping power. For long-ride comfort, the Diverge also includes a Body Geometry Phenom saddle, gel padded bar tape, and Specialized's CG-R carbon seatpost to make every mile feel just as good as the first.
Specialized's AWOL Elite has everything you need to get out and explore. 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 Elite does double duty as a fully loaded touring rig and a heavy duty commuter. Sturdy Specialized wheels with grippy 42mm-wide tires make the bike all-terrain capable, and a pair of Tektro Spyre disc brakes provide great stopping power, no matter the conditions. Touring must-haves like a burly Tubus front and rear racks and sturdy aluminum fenders are a part of the deal. A wide-range, 20-speed Shimano Tiagra has the gears you need to conquer any hill, while a selection of Body Geometry components keep you comfortable for miles.
A 100 years ago, there were no road bikes and touring bikes—there were just bikes, and that didn't stop anyone from heading out into the wilderness. With this spirit, Specialized built their groundbreaking Sequoia. The Sequoia's path to adventure starts at the frame, which Specialized constructed from Premium Cr-Mo and stainless steel tubing. These materials are coveted for their strength, respectable weight, and tuned ride quality. Of course, this is only a piece of the equation, with the next being its dedicated Adventure Geometry that provides ample confidence over rough and smooth terrain. 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 bottles, racks, and fenders. And for the build, Specialized included reliable parts, like a mix of sturdy Shimano components, fuss-free mechanical disc brakes, and hand-built Hayfield wheels that are cased in wide, 2Bliss Ready tires.
Head for the ends of the earth on Specialized's AWOL. This tough-as-nails adventure bike features a steel 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 does double duty as a fully loaded touring rig and a heavy-duty commuter. Sturdy Specialized wheels with grippy 45mm-wide tires make the bike all-terrain capable, and a pair of TRP Spyre disc brakes provide great stopping power, no matter what the conditions. A wide-range, 27-speed Shimano drivetrain has the gears you need to conquer any hill, and a selection of Body Geometry components help to keep rider comfort high.
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