Don't tell your boss, but Specialized is about to help you go AWOL! Whether it's for a night, a weekend, or "to be determined," the AWOL Expert comes equipped to make your dream trip a reality. The high-quality chromoly frame is the proper choice for all your touring endeavors, with bump compliance, incredible durability, and a sweet, comfortable ride that can only be chalked up to the unique feel of steel. Rolling on tough-as-nails Borough Armadillo tires and kept under firm control by a pair of TRP HY/RD hydraulic disc brakes, the AWOL Expert devours the road ahead, handling tarmac, dirt, and everything in between with aplomb. Wide-range is the name of the game in touring drivetrains, and the Shimano Tiagra shifters, compact crank, and whopping 11-36 cassette will get you to trail's end in spite of any climbs along the way. And let's not forget the touring package that graces the AWOL Expert: front and rear rack mounts, a Shimano dynamo front hub, and a road-smoothing Specialized CG-R carbon seatpost. So clock out and get ready to go AWOL!
While the real fun starts where the road ends, you still need a bike that'll get you there—one bike that shreds flowy singletrack, gravel, and traditional roads with equal authority. A more capable road bike won’t cut it, nor will a more road-worthy 'cross bike, for that matter. No, you need a dedicated gravel bike like the Diverge. First and foremost, it's fun and always down for a good time, but with our fast and stable Open Road Geometry and plenty of tire clearance, it redefines the possibilities for adventure on a drop-bar bike. - The Diverge has everything you need for pretty much any pedal-powered adventure—whether it's gravel racing, bikepacking, or weekend shredding. Our Premium E5 Aluminum frameset features our comfortable and confident Open Road Geometry, making it the ultimate tool for your next ride. - You can think of the Diverge's geometry as a road version of a modern trail bike. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts, but keeps stiffness up to snuff for your inner-racer. Along with a bottom bracket that's over a half-centimeter lower than the previous Diverge, we also slacked-out the head tube angle, shortened the chainstays, and made a shorter wheelbase. The result? A bike that performs equally well over both the dirt and road. - The full FACT carbon fiber fork keeps overall weight low and takes the sting out of road imperfections with ease.
Specialized's Diverge Expert X1 can handle flying on the tarmac all day long, but it really comes to life when the adventure of leaving the pavement comes in. The light, responsive FACT 10r carbon frame boasts plenty of tire clearance for the lightweight Axis 4.0 wheels shod in 700x30/32c Specialized Roubaix Pro tires. They let you float over rough roads and poorly maintained gravel. As does the 1x11-speed SRAM Force 1 drivetrain with the ideal gear range and low weight, less parts, and locked-on chain management. For long-ride comfort, the Diverge also includes a Ti-railed Body Geometry Phenom saddle, gel-padded bar tape, and Specialized's CG-R carbon seatpost to make every mile feel just as good as the first.
Get out and ride with Specialized's Ruby Elite. The FACT 10r frame with women's endurance geometry is exceptional in every way, offering the ideal blend of light overall weight and targeted stiffness. Meanwhile, the Future Shock "suspension" system at the cockpit delivers a revolutionary degree of comfort and control. Paired to the frame is a Ruby Disc fork that is built from FACT carbon fiber for supreme stiffness, strength, and reactivity, while a thru-axle design only stands to bolster all of the above. Providing the stop and go is Tektro's disc brakes, while's Shimano's 105 groupset handles the shifting duties. So whether you enjoy chasing summits, flying down descents, or following long stretches of asphalt that disappear into the horizon, you're more than set. The Axis wheels track confidently as you speed down the road, and CG-R carbon seatpost from Specialized will keep comfort high, whether you're on a short jaunt or an all-day adventure.
Hitting a sweet spot between performance and value, Specialized's Ruby SL4 Sport - Rim Brake was designed to thrive on long rides where the roads are, well, less than ideal. It features a wonderful FACT 9r carbon fiber frame that's been outfitted with Shimano's durable and precise 105 components, an ultra-stiff Praxis crankset, and smooth-rolling Axis Elite wheels. Of course, you'll also benefit from their proprietary technology that's been tested and proven on the cobbles of Northern France, like the vibration-absorbing Zertz inserts throughout the frame and fork and a compact race design that's specifically designed for women. So go ahead and push it to the limits—this Ruby will make sure that you don't feel the burn.
Cannondale's Synapse 8 Claris is a quick, comfortable road bike you'll enjoy exploring on. The lively feel of the lightweight aluminum frame and vibration-damping carbon fork is matched by a lightweight Maddux/Cannondale wheelset. Great Schwalbe tires, a crisp-shifting, wide-range Shimano Claris drivetrain that makes the climbs easier, and powerful brakes for speed control are the perfect package for this sweet-riding road machine. Plus, custom parts like a Cannondale handlebar and ergonomic saddle keep you comfortable as the miles spin by.
On anything from fast group rides to daily commutes, the Synapse's low weight, comfortable sportive position and smooth ride will help you fall in love with cycling. The aluminum frame features Cannondale's Endurance Geometry for stable, confident handling and a more upright riding position. The Synapse SAVE carbon fork further reduces weight while smoothing road buzz. The Schwalbe tires offer confident cornering and descending. Shimano's 8-speed Claris drivetrain gives you a wide range to tackle any hill, while Tektro brakes ensure smooth, powerful stopping. Cannondale provides their own high quality stem, seatpost, and handlebar to dial in their trademark Synapse position.
Whether you're new to road riding or a seasoned cyclist, Cannondale's Synapse Sora 7 has something to offer. Synapse Endurance Race Geometry offers a comfortable, efficient ride that appeals to Gran Fondo specialists, high-mileage junkies, and riders who love the thought of a fast, fun, comfortable riding position. SAVE PLUS micro-suspension and aluminum frame shaping provides compliance to smooth out the road. The Synapse also pulls double duty, with hidden rack and fender mounts taking the bike out of strict weekend duty and onto your daily commute. Charity rides or daily fitness spins, Shimano's Sora 18-speed drivetrain features great ergonomics, easy to use controls, and smooth, light shifting action. Light aluminum Maddux wheels are fast and responsive, and when they're paired with high-quality Schwalbe tires they're primed to carve the turns. Promax RC-459 brakes are there when you need them, with smooth, well-modulated stopping power. Throw in a sleek, supportive Cannondale saddle, and a batch of Cannondale's own prime components, and this bike is ready for new riders as well as experienced roadies.
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