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Old 10-13-16, 10:16 AM
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I was all hot to get the new Sequoia, but when I found that they were not available for a while, I kept researching bikes while I waited, and found the Diamondback Haanjo EXP. It is aimed at pretty much the same end use, but comes at it from a really different way. I got one a week ago and absolutely love it. Feels like a light, efficient road bike on pavement, and then does great on rough dirt roads and moderate single track, and even with racks and my dog on the back!

Back to the original question, it Has a bit of a shorter top tube and feels super for me. ! am 6'3" with 35" inseam and got the 59cm (largest size). I was worried it would be too small, but I like the fit better than my 62cm Domane and 62cm Disc Trucker. I am in love with this bike. They got it right. I'm still going to test a Sequoia if one ever arrives.
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Old 10-13-16, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by jeff400650 View Post
I was all hot to get the new Sequoia, but when I found that they were not available for a while, I kept researching bikes while I waited, and found the Diamondback Haanjo EXP. It is aimed at pretty much the same end use, but comes at it from a really different way. I got one a week ago and absolutely love it. Feels like a light, efficient road bike on pavement, and then does great on rough dirt roads and moderate single track, and even with racks and my dog on the back!

Back to the original question, it Has a bit of a shorter top tube and feels super for me. ! am 6'3" with 35" inseam and got the 59cm (largest size). I was worried it would be too small, but I like the fit better than my 62cm Domane and 62cm Disc Trucker. I am in love with this bike. They got it right. I'm still going to test a Sequoia if one ever arrives.
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Me too but now I'm looking at the RLT-9 and the Lynskey GR250. I test rode the Sequoia and like it a lot but would prefer a 15mm through axle in the front and shorter cranks. Not a deal breaker but enough to give me pause. In the end I'll probably stick with the Vaya for at least another season but do enjoy window shopping.

edit: carbon scares me, as hard as I try not to I have a tendency to be a little rough on my bikes.
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Old 10-13-16, 08:13 PM
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This feels like particularly robust carbon. We shall see. I am 200 lbs and will be loading it with 50 lbs or more from time to time and ride it pretty hard on rough terrain.
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Old 10-14-16, 04:28 AM
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I dunno Jeff, those seat stays don't look like they are made to take extra weight , but this is from a very quick look on my part.
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Old 10-15-16, 09:59 PM
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A little update on the sequoia... I swapped on a different stem (shorter and steeper angle) and now the bike has the more relaxed feel I was hoping for. Really starting to dig the way it rides. I weighed it on the Park scale at the shop and it's not light! 26 lbs 14 oz with the stock pedals but no bags, bottle cages, racks or anything else. The guys at the shop were surprised by the number, we were all guessing more like 24 or so... again, size 61 so that's the worst case scenario but at the same time none of them are going to be 23 lbs at this rate. Oh well, makes it better for training I guess lol.

What is that diamond back weighing in at?
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Old 10-17-16, 09:21 AM
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It is the 59cm (largest size) and with pedals, on my bathroom scale it showed 24 lbs.
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Old 10-21-16, 12:33 PM
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sequoia elite model carbon fork?

im also interested in the new sequoia. does the elite model come with carbon fork? pictures and most information shows it does, but on specialized website specification is blank for elite model fork? originally it was supposed to and for the price, $2k, would be too much sans carbon fork.
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Old 10-21-16, 01:40 PM
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im also interested in the new sequoia. does the elite model come with carbon fork? pictures and most information shows it does, but on specialized website specification is blank for elite model fork? originally it was supposed to and for the price, $2k, would be too much sans carbon fork.
Yes, Elite and Expert both have the same steel frame and carbon fork.
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Old 10-21-16, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by edthesped View Post
In that case I'll be a frumpy out of style old man as I too would negotiate a black stem as part of the purchase. Also, if it's on the best available bikes I wonder why the stem on the Expert I test rode was black... (I had to double check to make sure I got the model right!)
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Old 10-22-16, 10:35 PM
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It is and I was surprised to see it was color matched unlike the pic on their website. I actually hate that and think it looks cheap somehow so I've ordered a black stem. What do you guys think about that? To me, any "real" bike always has a black stem and the only time I'd see a color-matched stem would be on a no-name Wal-Mart bike or something like that. Something about it just looks bad to me, but maybe I'm in the minority.
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Old 10-31-16, 09:30 PM
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I'm looking to buy a sequoia handlebar if anyone is interested. Size 44 please.
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