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    AWOL Expert

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    2018 AWOL Expert

    The AWOL Expert is equipped with everything you need to hit the road and head out on a great adventure.

    Starting at the frame, it features heat-treated, custom-butted Cr-Mo tubing that's sure to stand up to years of hard riding and abuse. The geometry is also what you would called "dialed," as it's at once comfortable, efficient, and purpose-built to carrying big loads. We also gave this iteration a full bevy of features to further make it ready for the long haul, like fender and rack mounts, a kickstand plate (believe us, this is handier than you know with a loaded rig), and a Dynamo front hub that generates electricity to power lights without needing to plug-in.

    For the spec, we gave it a wide range of gears and a triple Shimano Tiagra crankset, ultra-tough 45mm Borough Armadillo tires, and cable-actuated disc brakes. The road is calling, and you must go.

    Technical Specifications

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    FRAMESET

    FRAME

    Heat-treated & custom-butted Premium Cr-Mo tubing, internal light cable-routing-ready, Adventure Geometry, post mount disc, fender/rack mounts, kickstand plate

    FORK

    Butted premium Cr-Mo, unicrown, heat-treated

    SEAT BINDER

    AWOL forged alloy, CNC, stainless bolt, 29.8mm

    WHEELS

    RIMS

    29 disc, aluminum 6061-T6, double wall construction, w/ AWOL decal, 32h

    FRONT HUB

    Dynamo hub, Center Lock disc, quick-release, 6V 3W, 100x108mm, w/ rotor mount cover, 32h

    REAR HUB

    Center Lock disc, 135mm spacing, 32h

    SPOKES

    DT Swiss w/ Self-locking threads, 2.0/1.8/2.0

    FRONT TIRE

    Specialized Borough Armadillo, 60 TPI, 700x45mm

    REAR TIRE

    Specialized Borough Armadillo, 60 TPI, 700x45mm

    INNER TUBES

    Standard, Presta valve

    DRIVETRAIN

    FRONT DERAILLEUR

    Shimano Tiagra, clamp-on

    REAR DERAILLEUR

    Shimano Tiagra, GS cage, 10-speed

    SHIFT LEVERS

    Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed

    CASSETTE

    Shimano CS-HG50-10, 10-Speed 11-36t

    CHAIN

    KMC X10, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™

    CRANKSET

    Shimano Tiagra

    CHAINRINGS

    50/39/30T

    BOTTOM BRACKET

    Included w/ crankset

    COCKPIT

    STEM

    Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise

    HANDLEBARS

    Specialized Adventure Gear AWOL, alloy, 125mm drop, 70mm short-reach, 12-degree flare-out

    TAPE

    Anza canvas tape

    SADDLE

    Anza, hollow Cr-Mo rails, aluminum bumper

    SEATPOST

    Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm

    ACCESSORIES

    PEDALS

    Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors

    BRAKES

    REAR BRAKE

    TRP HY/RD-C

    FRONT BRAKE

    TRP HY/RD-C

    * Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

    Geometry

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    Crank Length165mm170mm172.5mm175mm175mm
    Handlebar Width400mm420mm440mm440mm460mm
    Stem Length50mm50mm60mm70mm70mm
    Saddle Width143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
    Seatpost Length350mm350mm350mm350mm350mm
    Stack565mm589mm617mm640mm664mm
    Reach379mm386mm392mm404mm409mm
    Head Tube Length135mm160mm185mm210mm235mm
    Head Tube Angle71°71°72°72°72°
    BB Height295.5mm295.5mm295.5mm295.5mm295.5mm
    BB Drop70mm70mm70mm70mm70mm
    Trail66mm66mm66mm73mm73mm
    Fork Length, Full405mm405mm405mm405mm405mm
    Fork Rake/Offset50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm
    Front Center618mm622mm626mm646mm658mm
    Chainstay Length455mm455mm455mm455mm455mm
    Wheelbase1064mm1067mm1072mm1091mm1104mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal542mm555mm575mm600mm625mm
    Bike Standover Height755mm774mm794mm821mm844mm
    Seat Tube Length455mm475mm495mm525mm550mm
    Seat Tube Angle72°73°73.5°74°75°
    Geometry

    Rider Reviews

    • 4.5
    • 4 Reviews

    Great touring bike.

    Yes the frame is heavier than other touring bikes but I don't find it sluggish at all. I can often keep up with my friends who are riding their road bikes. The steel frame helps to soak up bumps on gravels and dirt paths and actually does a better job than my ok'd trail bike with a suspension fork. As far as hauling gear it's great- the longer wheelbase distributes the weight evenly to avoid swaying. I've done many >250mi trips on it without any complaints. It may not be as nimble as the Specialized Diverge but I wouldn't change a thing.


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    Cyclist63

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    I would not buy this bicycle again.

    This bike is well built, comes with nice setup (e.g. front/rear racks, dynamo w/ complete light set up, sufficient gear range), and is made to haul. Get rid of the seat. With all of this said it is very heavy and sluggish. You will not go anywhere fast and it has taken some time to build my strength to be comfortable on longer treks. I love not messing with batteries for my head light and rear lights. I love the carrying capacity of this beast. The biggest drawback is the weight. I would see if your bike shop had some of these on hand you could try first. Or find a lighter frame and get your bike shop to lace up a dynamo/lights and put some racks on.


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    Patty

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    Awesome Bike.

    I purchased this bike for myself for my 50th birthday. When I was young, I rode hard, and thought, ""When I am old, I will do some bicycle touring."" Well, here I am. I just rode this bike on my first tour, 845 miles from the Columbia River to the Golden Gate Bridge down the Pacific Coast. I have1400 miles on it in total (approximately 550 training) and it hasn't even broken a sweat. It's ready to go around the world. I give it a five star rating because it deserves it, but there are a few things I think could still be improved. First, the denim saddle isn't a touring saddle. I threw it away. Second. the lowest gear seems like it could be lower. Maybe that's something for me to figure out. There are some steep hills on the Pacific Coast. Other riders were spinning up them at 3 or 4 mph and I was not spinning. I was pushing. No spinning. Third, the Supernova stem is useless. It charges nothing. It's not a selling point. Don't buy this bike thinking that thing will charge anything. It won't. Get a solar panel.... Ok those are the negatives. 1400 miles I got zero flats and I rode through ten thousand nails. Its a REALLY NICE BIKE with a few things could be improved.


    Name:
    Chris

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    Great bike, super fun

    I choose an AWOL for a bike tour in Scotland. The bike carried a full touring load on all sorts of roads and paths, climbed like a champ and was very stable on the descents. It's a tank, you won't win the sprint with this one but you can carry a cooler full of beer wherever you want to go.


    Name:
    Howdymike

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