Sequoia - 2018
100 years ago, we didn't have road bikes and touring bikes—there were just bikes, and that didn't stop anyone from heading out into the wilderness. With this spirit, we built our ground-breaking Sequoia. It's reshaping long held ideas, and forever changing what we'll come to expect from a bike.
The Sequoia's path to adventure starts at the frame, which we constructed from Premium Cr-Mo and stainless steel tubing. These materials are coveted for their 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 Cro-Mo fork and 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.
- 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 strong Cr-Mo fork will standup to the weight of heavy loads without the bat of an eyelash. It's lightweight and features internal cable routing for your lights. And when you're miles from nowhere, you're especially going to appreciate its extra waterbottle mount.
- The Sawtooth is THE adventure tire of choice, developed to handle any road surface and to be tough enough to withstand the rigors of exploration. The tread offers sharp angles and edges to hook onto any surface, while the Endurant casing reinforces the sidewall for added protection and high carrying loads.
SEAT BINDER Specialized, alloy, 29.8mm FORK Specialized FACT carbon, tapered, internal light cable routing, flat mount disc, water bottle/rack/fender mounts FRAME Premium Cr-Mo size-specific tubing, internal light cable routing, Adventure Geometry, flat disc mount, fender/rack mounts FRONT HUB Front Hub, anodized REAR HUB Hayfield rear hub, anodized INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve SPOKES Stainless, 14g FRONT TYRE Specialized Adventure Gear Sawtooth, 2Bliss Ready, 700x42mm RIMS 700C disc, 15mm rim depth, 25mm internal width, w/ valve cover, 32h REAR TYRE Specialized Adventure Gear Sawtooth, 2Bliss Ready, 700x42mm BOTTOM BRACKET BB-7420ST CHAIN KMC X9EPT, 9-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™ CRANKSET FSA Vero, 7075 alloy CASSETTE Shimano Alivio, 9-speed, 12-36t SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Sora Right, 9-speed FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Sora, clamp-on CHAINRINGS 48/32T REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Alivio M4000, SGS cage, 9-speed SADDLE Anza, hollow Cr-Mo rails, aluminum bumper TAPE Anza canvas tape SEATPOST Alloy, 2-bolt, 25mm offset, 27.2mm HANDLEBARS Specialized Adventure Gear Hover STEM Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise FRONT BRAKE Tektro Spyre, post mount, mechanical disc REAR BRAKE Tektro Spyre, post mount, mechanical disc PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors