On dirt and gravel it’s fun, and small vibrations are well-absorbed, but its weight means it can crash a bit in potholes and rain run-off gullies, or over bigger stones. The wheels and tyres are 2Bliss Ready in Specialized speak, and converting them would improve ride feel. The Sequoia’s steel frame sucks up a chunk of the budget, leaving its part-105 component spec looking a bit light at this price. But the slightly eclectic build delivers an holistic ride experience, that’s better on road, but is capable of exploring far from it.
Robin Wilmott, Bike Radar
Please note the specific model reviewed may be different.