Specialized 2018 Sequoia Elite 52cm, 56cm, 58cm £1850

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 we constructed from Premium Cr-Mo tubing. 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 amble 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 reliable parts, like a Shimano 105 groupset, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, and hand-built Hayfield wheels that are cased in wide, 2Bliss Ready tyres.
  • 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 gives 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 Hayfield wheels are cased in 700x42mm 2Bliss Ready tires to be burly and tough as a mule. It's the ideal wheelset for anyone looking to skip town and not look back.
 

Specification

                 
Frame: Premium Cr-Mo size-specific tubing, internal light cable routing-ready, Adventure Geometry, flat disc mount, fender/rack mounts
Stem: Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Bars: Specialized Adventure Gear Hover
Front Brake: Shimano BR-RS505, hydraulic disc, resin pads
Rear Brake: Shimano 105, hydraulic disc
Front Mech: Shimano 105, 31.8mm clamp w/28.6mm adapter, road double
Rear Mech: Shimano 105, GS cage, 11-speed
Shifters: Shimano 105 hydraulic, 11-speed
Speed: 22
Rims: Specialized Adventure Gear Hayfield
Front Tyre: Specialized Adventure Gear Sawtooth 2Bliss Ready, 700x42mm
Rear Tyre: Specialized Adventure Gear Sawtooth 2Bliss Ready, 700x42mm
Seat Post: Specialized alloy, 27.2mm
Chainset: FSA Gossamer Pro, alloy, MegaEVO BB, sub compact, 110mm BCD spider,48/32T
Bottom Bracket: FSA MegaEvo, threaded
Chain: KMC X11-1, 11-speed w/reusable MissingLink
Cassette: Sunrace, 11-speed, 11-36t