For these that know me – they know that I like a bike that can handle lengthy days in the saddle on rough roads. Specialized has a excellent bike for these types of adventures in the Tri-Cross but know they are going into the gravel racing/endurance events with the Specialized AWOL. Though there is not a lot of info out about them at the moment, I am hoping they will have them at the upcoming demo days so I can maybe go AWOL on 1 Friday evening right after perform!
The wheels have Bike Friday’s hubs, equipped with a Shimano Capreo cassette, produced specifically for modest-wheeled bikes like Moulton, Brompton, or Bike Friday. The inner workings are supposed to be fairly equivalent to other Shimano cassettes, but the specific cassette physique requires a tiny 9-tooth cog. The rear derailleur is Shimano Tiagra – economical, however shifts like any great Shimano derailleur – and it was available in a traditional-hunting silver alloy finish.
The padded hardshell case is created by B&W (they contact it the Clapton Box ) and is not technically a Brompton-sanctioned product. However, it fits the bike completely and is sold by a number of retailers as a Brompton accessory. I purchased mine from Clever Cycles , and I know NYCE Wheels sells them as properly. There is some debate as to no matter whether the hard case vs the Brompton B-Bag is preferable for airplane travel. Primarily based on my own expertise with international travel, I prefer to use a difficult case.
I am extremely excited about the season. By the finish of next week we will have 3 of our leading guides back in town. In May we will have a few new guides going by way of instruction and obtaining ready for the season. Living …Read More