Specialized Sequoia Elite Road Bike

4.7/5 (27 Reviews)
MSRP : $1200.00


Product Description

  • Lighter Specialized E5 Columbus SLX frame with vibration-damping FACT carbon seatstays and Zertz inserts
  • FACT carbon fork with lighter 7075 alloy steerer with low rider fittings
  • Lighter, smoother shifting Shimano 105 9-speed component group
  • Lighter Sugino Direct Drive 2-piece crankset with 50x39x30T chainrings
  • Shimano SPD 505 clipless pedals provide better pedaling efficiency
  • Lighter Specialized Pavè II FACT carbon seatpost with Zertz insert


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Linda

    Date Reviewed: September 6, 2013

    Strengths:    Comfortable ride; lightweight,

    Weaknesses:    seat, pedals, brakes

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought this bike in January 2009 after test riding over a dozen other brands - nothing compared to the Sequoia. Before leaving the store, I upgraded to the women's Dolce seat and clipless pedals. I shortly changed the brakes out because the original ones were terrible. I now have nearly 15,000 miles (yes that is correct) and have gone through numerous sets of tires, chains and other wearable parts. I wanted more speed out of it so I had them change out the big ring to a really big ring. This bike is made for riding - I have done a century ride on it and hundreds of half-century rides nearly every week. I LOVE THIS BIKE!!!!!!!!!


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Brandon a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: June 22, 2009

    Strengths:    less than 20 lbs. very nimble and has interupter brakes

    Weaknesses:    none yet

    Bottom Line:   
    great entry level road bike also a great clyde bike.

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    Favorite Ride:   2008 Special Sequoia Elite

    Price Paid:    $1100.00

    Purchased At:   Bikers Choice

    Similar Products Used:   Raliegh

    Bike Setup:   FRAME Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum, fully manipulated tubing, compact design, FACT carbon seatstays w/ Zertz inserts
    FORK Specialized FACT carbon steerer and fork legs w/ Zertz inserts, alloy crown
    HEADSET Specialized Mindset, 1 1/8" integrated threadless, sealed bearings, alloy 20mm cone w/ one 10mm and two 5mm alloy spacers
    STEM Specialized Comp-Set, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt 31.8mm bar clamp, 4-position adjustable
    HANDLEBARS Specialized Zertz Comp, 6061 alloy, Zertz damper, short-reach drop, ergonomic top shaping, 31.8mm
    TAPE/GRIPS Body Geometry Bar Phat, cork ribbon w/ 2.5mm gel padding
    FRONT BRAKE Ultralight dual pivot brakes, Teflon pivots, forged alloy w/ cartridge pads
    REAR BRAKE Ultralight dual pivot brakes, Teflon pivots, forged alloy w/ cartridge pads
    BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Tiagra, 9-speed STI, flight deck compatible w/ brake lever extensions
    FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Tiagra, 31.8mm clamp, bottom pull
    REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano 105, long cage
    SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Tiagra, 9-speed STI
    CASSETTE FREEWHEEL SRAM PG-950, 9-speed 11-28t
    CHAIN Shimano HG73, 9-speed
    CRANKSET Shimano Tiagra, 2-piece crankset
    CHAINRINGS 50x39x30T
    BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Tiagra, Hollowtech II
    PEDALS Composite body, alloy cage w/ toe clips and straps
    RIMS Alex AS1, alloy triple wall, machined sidewalls w/ indicator grooves
    FRONT HUB Specialized forged alloy, 24 hole, double sealed bearings, straight pull spokes, QR
    REAR HUB Specialized forged alloy, 28 hole, double sealed bearings, straight pull spokes, cassette, QR
    SPOKES Stainless 14g, straight-pull
    FRONT TIRE Specialized All Condition Sport, 700x25c, wire bead, 60TPI w/ Flak Jacket
    REAR TIRE Specialized All Condition Sport, 700x25c, wire bead, 60TPI w/ Flak Jacket replaced to Specialized All Condition Armadillo, 700x25c
    TUBES Specialized standard presta tube
    SADDLE Body Geometry Sonoma, 155mm width
    SEAT POST Specialized Pavé II, FACT carbon w/ Zertz insert, aluminum head, 27.2mm
    SEAT BINDER Specialized CNC, alloy, 31.8mm clamp
    NOTES Chain stay protector, chain catcher, derailleur hanger, clear coat, owners manual
    Size 56
    Seat-Tube Length, B-B Center to Top 520mm
    Top-Tube Length, Horizontal 565mm
    B-B Drop 71.5mm
    Chain-Stay Length 415mm
    Seat-Tube Angle 73.25°
    Head-Tube Angle 72.5°
    Fork Rake 49mm
    Trail 56mm
    Front-Center 606mm
    Wheelbase 1010mm
    Stand-Over Height 812mm
    Head-Tube Length 230mm
    Handle-Bar Width 420mm
    Stem Length 100mm
    Crank Length 175mm
    Seat-Post Length 350mm



    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by James Hainen a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: February 13, 2009

    Strengths:    A comfortable soft ride.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    I have biked over 25,000 miles on my Sequoia and it is as good today as it was when it was new. It is has biked rural Russia and many other places. Having the dual brake handles is a wonderful plus and I highly recommend it to anyone. The Sequoia is an all around bike go for roadies and touring people.

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    Similar Products Used:   Giant.

    Bike Setup:   Conventional with dual handle brakes.


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Wendell a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: July 19, 2008

    Strengths:    Lightweight, balance, front fork.

    Weaknesses:    Stock seat could be better - it's ok if you ride less than 30 km, but gets a bit uncomfortable after that.

    Bottom Line:   
    I moved from a heavy 15 year old hybrid bike that was very heavy, and very hard to keep at speed. I purchased this a year ago and have been ecstatic with my purchase. I was looking at the Giant OCR 1 as a comparison, but the deal I got on the Sequoia made it impossible to pass up. The only upgrade I have is a pair of Nashbar Ventoux 2 pedals. I ride 25-40 km rides at a time, 3 or 4 times a week. This bike is perfect for my needs.

    The price noted above is CDN $ - the Giant OCR was 799 CDN at the time I purchased this bike.

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    Favorite Ride:   Specialized Sequioa

    Price Paid:    $849.00

    Purchased At:   Tommy & Lefebvre



    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by cycler a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: September 3, 2007

    Strengths:    It's better than a hybrid.

    Weaknesses:    The parts are not great quality to put it mildly.

    Bottom Line:   
    I did not have the choice for 2004. I now have my bike slightly more than 3 years. The only original part is the frame. Every part has been replaced. Now I am told that the shifters are wearing and it will cost 750 to fix my bike. More than 1/2 of the original cost.



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