Sequoia Merz
$3,750.00
Part No.  

Sequoia Merz

$3,750.00
Part No.  128797
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Sequoia Merz
Overview
Technical Specifications
Geometry
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Jim Merz is a legendary frame builder, so it should stand to reason that any frame bearing his name has to be, well, legendary in its own right. We were up to the challenge, but we thought it would just be easier to ask him to help us construct the Sequoia Merz Edition. Each bike will be hand-numbered and only produced one time, starting this spring. It features a Pro-level frameset in an Expert build, with an exposed brushed stainless chainstay and custom colors/graphics that tie back to the heritage of Merz Bicycles. Meanwhile, the stem, seat clamp, and Cruzero wheels are all custom anodized in a warm grey. And lastly, each bike will come with a Swift Industries saddle tool roll that's been custom-made in Seattle. The Sequoia's path to adventure starts at the frame, which we constructed from Premium Cr-Mo tubing. This material is coveted for its strength, respectable weight, and tuned ride quality. And we took this a step further by selecting tubes that are specific to each frame size, further ensuring that every frame rides exactly as we intended. Of course, this is only a piece of the equation, with the next being its dedicated Adventure Geometry. This geometry is unique in that it skews the line between a traditional road bike and a dedicated touring rig. You'll find an ample wheelbase and low bottom bracket for control, but the chainstays and tube angles ensure that you'll be able to travel efficiently and quickly, regardless of whether or not your rig is loaded. Digging into the details, the frame is outfitted with an ample number of mounts for water, racks, and fenders. And for the build, we included reliable parts, like a SRAM Force 1 groupset, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, and hand-built Cruzero wheels that are cased in wide, 2Bliss Ready tires.
  • The Sequoia is built from our Premium Cr-Mo, size-specific tubing. This ensures that every frame is strong, light, and capable, while every frame size rides exactly as we intended. This philosophy is furthered with our Adventure Geometry that provides ample confidence over rough and smooth terrain, alike. And lastly, we equipped this frame with fender & rack mounts to make sure you'll be well equipped whenever adventure strikes.
  • A beefy FACT carbon fiber fork is sure to take the sting out of harsh roads. And when you're deep into said roads, you'll be thankful for the extra water bottle mount found on its fork leg.
  • Hand-built Adventure Gear Cruzero wheels are cased in 700x42mm 2Bliss Ready tires to be tough, strong, and fast rolling. It's the ideal wheelset for anyone looking to skip town at speed.

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN SRAM PCX1
BOTTOM BRACKET SRAM GXP, 73mm
CRANKSET SRAM Force Carbon X-SYNC w/ 42T
CASSETTE Shimano Deore XT, 11-speed, 11-42t
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM Force Hydraulic Disc
CHAINRINGS 42T
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM Force 1, Type 2.1, long cage, 11-speed
COCKPIT
SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
SEATPOST Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon, single bolt, reflective, 27.2mm
STEM Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
HANDLEBARS Specialized Adventure Gear Hover
WHEELS
REAR WHEEL Specialized Adventure Gear Cruzero
FRONT TIRE Specialized Adventure Gear Sawtooth, 2Bliss Ready, 700x42mm
REAR TIRE Specialized Adventure Gear Sawtooth, 2Bliss Ready, 700x42mm
FRONT WHEEL Specialized Adventure Gear Cruzero
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE SRAM Force 1, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
REAR BRAKE SRAM Force 1, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors
FRAMESET
SEAT BINDER Specialized, alloy, 29.8mm
FORK Specialized FACT carbon, tapered, internal light cable routing, flat mount disc, water bottle/rack/fender mounts
FRAME Heat-treated custom-butted Premium Cr-Mo & stainless steel size- specific tubing, internal light cable routing, Adventure Geometry, flat disc mount, fender/rack mounts, stainless steel drive-side chainstay

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Sequoia - Geometry

  50 52 54 56 58 61
Reach 372.2mm 380.8mm 387.8mm 396.9mm 405.9mm 412mm
Stack 525mm 546mm 566mm 584mm 604mm 625mm
Wheelbase 1021mm 1032mm 1037mm 1053mm 1064mm 1071mm
Bike Stand-Over Height 736mm 750mm 772mm 791mm 812mm 832mm
Head-Tube Length 90mm 110mm 130mm 150mm 170mm 190mm
Front-Center 595mm 606mm 611mm 626mm 637mm 644mm
Fork Rake/Offset 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
Head-Tube Angle 70° 70.5° 71.5° 71.5° 72° 72.5°
Trail 77mm 74mm 67mm 67mm 64mm 61mm
B-B Height 289mm 289mm 292mm 292.5mm 294mm 294mm
Chain-Stay Length 435.7mm 435.7mm 435.2mm 435.1mm 434.9mm 434.9mm
Fork Length (full) 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
Seat-Tube Angle 75.5° 75.5° 74° 73.5° 73.3° 73°
B-B Drop 70mm 70mm 67mm 66.5mm 65mm 65mm
Seat-Tube Length 440mm 460mm 480mm 500mm 520mm 540mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 508mm 522mm 550mm 570mm 587mm 603mm

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