So I think I have narrowed my choices down to these two bikes for my next touring/adventure bike and I want to get everyones opinion on which one they feel is the better choice. Not sure if I can really go wrong with either bike, but I would still like to hear what you guys think.
Thanks for the input!
ps if you have not already seen the 4 part series Specialized put together for their Awol bikes called "Melons, Trucks, and Angry Dogs" I seriously suggest you watch them. The link can be found here: Specialized Bicycle Components
AWOL with triple BB7s is a good price, seems to have a higher front end than the cinelli. Hobo has about 250 bucks worth of top quality racks, but then theres seemingly more aggressive front end and bar end shifters.
Neat bikes, I'd lean to the spez.
Have you actually seen either? Prices?
PS I got a Tricross 4 years ago and love it as a fun bike that works great with a reasonable load, 40-45lbs and less, so basically what the AWOL is aimed at, albeit with different frame material.
Was able to see trailer of AWOL promo. Basically both these bikes are being marketed to the 20something to 30something hard ass rider, hipish, strong, blah blah blah. Flics are both squarely aimed at that crowd.
Doesn't mean bikes wouldn't make good tourers, just interesting to see the angle taken in the approaches to how both bikes are marketed, no boring tourer types plonking along, clearly only hardassed hammering and adventuring.
Again, not to take away from both bikes, hobo has a good crankset etc.
Neat options for a fun bike with both of em.