I reckon it’s closer the the last season tricross than a roubaix.
both wrong … it’s a steel Sectuer Disc (which i thought was a pretty cool bike)
nah that headtube doesnt look shit enough
Somehow I don’t think aesthetics were placed too highly in the design brief. There will be some fucking ugly AWOL builds making the rounds in the coming months.
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From the press release: “The AWOL is an adventurous soul wrapped in a heavy duty, do-anything body. It’ll tackle the mean streets as your durable commuter rig, but come the weekend it’ll be more than willing to let you strap on all the gear you need for an overnight camping trip and head on out into the rugged hills with you.e the mean streets as your durable commuter rig, but come the weekend it’ll be more than willing to let you strap on all the gear you need for an overnight camping trip and head on out into the rugged hills with you. Indulge your wandering spirit and go on an epic touring adventure, on or off-road. The AWOL has many faces—all you gotta do is pick one.”
Looking at this I immediately thought Salsa Fargo, but still different. The AWOL Comp (and available separate frame set) has a rocker dropout that allows for SS use (it splits on the drive side), Gates Carbon Drive applications, and internal geared hubs. Steel Reynolds tubing, a steel fork, rack mounts, drop bars and relaxed geometry…interesting. It is spec’d with a 42c tire but will accept a 29×2.2″ tire. I think Guitar Ted needs to get on one of these to see if it is the deal or not.
what level SRAM is that? looks pretty interesting, i rode a Salsa Vaya around the block a while back and it was awesome, so comfortable, bit similar to this
Maybe the Electra Ticino is more your thing?
Spesh are going hard with the new stock.
TC: I kinda want one
Now lets see if this range is better than 2012/2013 because specialized hyped all there bikes and bought in enough stock for about three shops and back orders were six months
and when everything finally arrived they had to drop their pants on a bunch of prices to clear it all…
$2k for apex? so they’ll be selling lots of framesets
Wasn’t sure about apex, just a guess.
Specialized are notorious for giving you a shite groupset with a good frame. I read their new Venge road bike with Ultegra Di2 comes stock with Tiagra cassette lol. This is like a $4K bike…
You probably created more watts writing that post than you would lose from running a Tiagra cassette.
more ‘whats?’ amirite?
Jeez you’re an idiot … what part of the Ultegra Di2 groupset is shite?
$2300 for apex on the comp
$1500 for sora
$800 for a frame
apparently not arriving till 29th of dec, but i think that’s wrong.
basically, fuck that. i want a fatboy. 2300-2999, have the crabon 135mm fork. i don’t know what the hell i’d do with it, but want.
I’d buy one with Sora for $1500.