Specialized Sequoia Pro Road Bike

Specialized Sequoia Pro Road Bike 

DESCRIPTION

Frame Material: aluminum/carbon fiber
Frame Angles: 72.0 head, 74.0 seat
Sizes: xsmall, small, medium, large, xlarge
Colors: Brushed
Fork: Specialized Zertz
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano Dura-Ace STI Dual Control
Handlebar: Specialized Body Geometry Sequoia
Stem: Specialized aluminum, adjustable
Headset: 1 1/8" aluminum threadless
Front Der: Shimano Dura-Ace Triple, bottom-pull/clamp-on 31.8mm
Crankset: FSA Carbon Pro, 30/42/52 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Dura-Ace GS
Pedals: Not included
Tires: 700 x 26c Specialized All Conditions Spo

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 11, 2008]
David Machen
Road Racer

I have a Pro. Excellent bike. I have ridden the bike for more than eight hours on mountainous terrain and not felt overly beat up. I can trust the bike on fast turning descents.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 11, 2005]
Jeff Fullerton
Recreational Rider

Strength:

stable handling, comfortable position, smooth ride, not a racing bike

Weakness:

not a racing bike

I love this bike. It's very smooth, and I can ride fast all day and not feel beat up. I do group rides of 70-100 miles at a pretty good pace (~30 km/hr), and while most members of the group ride high-end racing/tri bikes I don't feel at a disadvantage in terms of performance. I appreciate the ability to mount fenders, and the longer chain stays and long-reach brakes allow this. Handling is very stable. I can confidently ride without hands, and feel secure on fast descents. The only thing I'm thinking of changing is the adjustable handelbar stem - I did make several adjustments as I became more comfortable on the bike, but I think a fixed stem would be a bit stiffer. I like the All Conditions Pro 25C tires, and suspect that they're partly responsible for the ride quality. When I was ordering the bike I opted for the Comp over the Elite, mostly because I wanted the Shimano wheels and the carbon seat post, and because the dealer offered a good deal on the Comp. After a foul up with the distributer I was offered the Pro at a small premium, and so got a great deal on a bike that was higher spec'd than I had originally wanted. The D-A components work perfectly, but are probably overkill on this type of bike. The wheels are now a bit out of true after about 1,000 miles, but I haven't babied them, and I'm a big guy at 6'4" and 230 lbs. I was skeptical about the extra brake levers, but I find that they're nice when riding in the city or when riding slowly in a group. I think I'd miss them now. This bike came with a Telluride seat which I've been happy with. I think for riders who want stability and comfort and the ability to mount fenders and racks while still getting great performance the Sequoia is a fine choice.

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My first road bike since the ten-speeds of 25 years ago. My wife has a couple of Cannondale road bikes, and I've been commuting on mountain/hybrid bikes.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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