Specialized Sequoia 2018 Road Bike 2020 [Review]

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Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on September 3, 2020

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Category 
Bikes
Make
Specialized
Model
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Year
2020

Specialized Sequoia 2018 Road Bike Review

The Specialized Sequoia 2018 is the entry model for the Sequoia series. It comes with a body frame constructed from a mix of stainless steel tubing and Cr-Mo. It comes with up to three water bottle racks, and fenders are integrated to keep the rider hydrated as he rides along. There is also a mudguard provided to keep mud away from the parts of the bike. The hydraulic disc brake system is great at providing high stopping power even as you take those corners with the smooth Shimano shift levers.

 

STRONG BODY FRAME

The body frame of this road bike is made from premium Chromoly with a specific size stainless steel tubing. This frame makeup ensures that the bike is strong despite its lightness. The geometry of the bike, which is designed for adventure, gives bikers the confidence to take on rough and uneven terrains without tumbling over. The frame is integrated with water bottles racks and a fender for hydration anytime.

 

SAWTOOTH TYRES

The tyres on the Sequoia 2018 are designed to cope with the demands made on them from exploring. This comes in the form of different roads and terrains they come in contact with. The tyres have enough angles with edges to provide sufficient traction.  They are also equipped with an endurance casing feature, which enables the tyres to cope with heavy weights and puncture-resistant.

 

STRONG FORK DESIGN

The fork of this road bike model is quite strong. This makes it easy for the bike to withstand weights from heavy loads without giving way whilst holding it own in the design department. This is despite it being lightweight. The fork has an internal pathway for headlamp cables as well. Thus, headlamp cables tangling with your legs as you ride is curbed.

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SPECIFICATIONS

SIZES: small, medium, large, extra large and extra extra large

WEIGHT: 11.85kg

BODY FRAME: flat disc mounted, chromoly matte magnolia coating (premium tubing), inside cable ready, water bottle racks

SHIFT LEVERS: Shimano sora RS 505, sram force 1 hydraulics

FRONT WHEEL: SAG Hayfield adventure gear, 2040

BACK WHEEL: SAG Hayfield adventure gear, 2610

CRANK SET: sub compact alloy, 48/32-tooth, Vero FSA, 110m spider

CHAIN RINGS: 38-tooth with X-sync

CHAIN: 11-speed levels, KMC x11, power link

SPOKES: automatic lock threading, Swiss DT

FORK SYSTEM: inside cable ready, bottle racks, flat disc mounted, chromoly magnolia finishing (premium), FACT carbon dropouts

SEAT POST: 27.2mm, Alloy

SEAT: non-slip Anza material

SEAT ANGLE: 73.5 Degrees

INNER TUBES: presta

CHAIN STAYS: 45 cm

LOWER BRACKET: 6.65 offset

BRAKING SYSTEM: hydraulic disc levers, 160mm front rotor, 160mm back rotor, sram force 1

GEARS: 18-gear system

FRONT DERAILLEUR: clamp 34.9mm, 9-speed Levels with adapter of 26.8mm, Sora

BACK DERAILLEUR: sgs-cage, 9-speed levels, Alivio

HANDLEBARS: Alloy, ergonomic Hover gear

CASSETTE: 9-speed levels, 12-36 tooth, Shimano, sunrace

STEM: SAG Alloy, 7 degrees raise, 4-inch bolt, forged 3D

TIRES: 700 X 42mm,  2 bliss complaint, 50tpi, SAG sawtooth

TAPE: S-canvas tape

Pros
  • Great gearing system provided by the shimano tech
  • Hydraulic disc levers brake system
  • Well-constructed and lightweight body frame
Cons
  • None

FAQs

What is the frame of the Specialized Sequoia 2018 made from?

It is made from premium Chromoly and magnolia (Cr-Mo) coated stainless steel

 How many gears does the Specialized Sequoia 2018 have?

It has 18 gears

Conclusion

The Specialized Sequoia 2018 is a great road bike for having fun. Constructed from stainless steel whilst housing a coating of Chromoly and magnolia, the body frame is designed to be durable and absorb the shocks of uneven surfaces. The handlebars are ergonomically designed to give riders a firm grip. As a result, they have more control. The hydraulic brake system with Shimano levers ensures great stopping force and smooth shifting between gears.

Latest Price: Specialized Sequoia 2018 Road Bike