|The Sequoia is back! Credit: Lighthouse Cycles.|
Neenan distinguished himself in the 80’s as Specialized’s first bicycle frame designer when he created the Sequoia, a sport-tourer, the Expedition, a touring bike, and one of the first mountain bikes, the Stumpjumper.
The Specialized Sequoia, a lugged, steel bike largely manufactured by Miyata in Japan, is now recognized as a classic. It takes wide tires and was built to travel distances and to carry things. It's an excellent commuter bike, as the blogger at "A Few Spokes Shy of A Wheel" can attest after putting 30,000 miles on his. Neenan, with the blessing of Specialized founder Mike Sinyard, is now recreating the Sequoia at Lighthouse Cycles. You can get it lugged or TIG-welded, your choice, with a custom fit.
|Own the road! Credit: Lighthouse Cycles|
Don’t have $1800? Here’s an alternative: find yourself an old Specialized Sequoia and lovingly restore it. Here are a few examples:
Mark Rosenberg on cyclofiend
Franklyn Wu on flickr
Kitchen Lattice on flickr
And for more on Sinyard, Neenan, and the history of Specialized, check out this Bike Rader article.
Do you own a Sequoia? Tell us about it in the comments.