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Old 09-07-18, 03:40 PM
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My Specialized Sequoia, 34 years old and still counting.
Two years later, this is still as relevant as it was the day it was posted! I also have an '82 Sequoia and in many ways it is better than either of the two bikes actually under consideration.
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Wow, thanks everyone for your replies.
the Trek checkpoint is maybe a contender too, but not steel. i am kinda worried about the hayfield wheels. i ride the heck out of my fatbike on the same 22 mile round trip commute, out of the saddle on climbs, some mild singletrack, gravel x 6 miles, and im ~245 lbs. The thing is just a beast to get moving and keep at speed on the asphalt....
anyone have any experience with the kona sutra ltd? Seems like an awol with better components actually...
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Wow, thanks everyone for your replies.
the Trek checkpoint is maybe a contender too, but not steel. i am kinda worried about the hayfield wheels. i ride the heck out of my fatbike on the same 22 mile round trip commute, out of the saddle on climbs, some mild singletrack, gravel x 6 miles, and im ~245 lbs. The thing is just a beast to get moving and keep at speed on the asphalt....
anyone have any experience with the kona sutra ltd? Seems like an awol with better components actually...
The Sutra was on my short list. The Ltd, not the regular one with the bar end shifters. Poor dealer representation kinda killed it before it even had a chance. May not be an issue in your part of the world.

I知 right with you at ~245. If you池e gonna seriously consider the Specialized, factor in a set of wheels.


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Not my picture but was from somebody on the AWOL/Sequoia owners group on Facebook, images like this are a little too common. I am around 240lbs so I feel like I'm living on borrowed time if I don't replace my AWOL wheels soon. I really like my AWOL as a commuter bike, but just plan on having to replace wheels in the first couple years.
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The Sutra was on my short list. The Ltd, not the regular one with the bar end shifters. Poor dealer representation kinda killed it before it even had a chance. May not be an issue in your part of the world.

I知 right with you at ~245. If you池e gonna seriously consider the Specialized, factor in a set of wheels.


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I知 going to look at the 2019 Sutra LTD tomorrow用syched to try one that fits. We値l see. The rims on that one are some superlight WTB deals, the KOM i23s. Hope those hold up for commuting!

I知 leaning toward the Kona, after hearing more from folks here and doing some research. I like the idea of thru axles (the AWOL has QRs) and a more 鍍ouring/mtb-ish geometry (as compared to the Sequoia, which seems more road-ish). I like the fact that it seems like you can fit 29er MTB tires on the Sutra, at least it値l take 29 x 2.1 and 2.25 tires (or so the website says, up to 2.3).
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