Specialized has now added an "Adventure Touring" section to its road bikes: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...venturetouring
The Tricross has been around for awhile, languishing in Marketing Limbo as they're pushing the Crux as their cross bike.
The AWOL is new, and looks comparable to a Salsa Vaya. Steel frame and fork, mechanical disc brakes, 42c(!) cross tires stock.