Have a look, Specialized are chasing the Beardo, Adventuring, #campvibes, #goyonder types…
With a new frame platform called the AWOL, reynolds tubing, and disc/rack/fender mounts to blow your socks and SPD sandals off! Looks like it’ll replace the TriCross… so much head tube.
— THE AWOL
Erik’s previous ‘Great Escape’ tumblr was really cool to follow, I’m guessing this one will be too, as it follow’s ‘E’ and his team-mate 'R’s journey along the 2013 Transcontinental Race.
Wow … they’re gonna do well from this one. I like the unpainted proto …
So much head tube, but I could see myself building one up on the cheap with a slammed -stem, flat/sweptback bars as a pub/commuter, since I’ve been missing my Pompino… kinda set up like this.
Love it, BUT no canti mounts,
Pretty much looks like a Kone Dew Deluxe, except this will get beardo/cool points because its not Kona.
So with this and spec’s Fat Bike they are really aiming for QBP - Salsa Vaya etc.
Needs moar fancy surface coatings (Ni PVD)
that is the ugliest effing bike i have ever seen.
PVD FTW [/engineerd]
Can you do that to any steel frame?
yeh let’s buy a camper bike but never actually go camping just look at Tumblrs of beardy pricks doing it on bicycles.
Actual lol, I’m about to build a pretty beardo bicycle and there is no doubt in my mind that it’ll never go camping.
i kinda like this mofo… kinda
Note the ‘Cobl Gobl R’ seatpost. Bit overkill given the frame is steel and you’re running super phat tyres.
Horatio, A beardo once said this ride is to plush, never.
But seriously I came close to puting a deposit down on a llewellyn rando over the weekend.
Anyone know what model those specialized tyres are?
Needing to satisfy my beardo curiosity i googled “specialized AWOL”
first hit is Orbea’s facebook page, nice one specialized
its a steel specialized roubaix