Team AWOL will be represented at the Oregon Outback, no doubt. AWOL is amazing on single track. The tall head tube and slack geometry makes it possible to sit comfortably down in the drops while riding advanced terrain. Get some 1.8 - 2.2’s on and get on the Single track, loaded or unloaded (like your blog btw)
We have only two things to say. 1: Do it, you will never regret going AWOL. 2: Any day now, we`ll do a heads up when they`re up.
It’s really up to You Man! Both are great bikes and we love the Hobo and what Cinelli is doing. Our take; The Hobo seem slightly more focused on being a fast bike for lighter loaded journeys while AWOL is more focused on comfort, all day riding with or without heavy loads. Tell us about Your choice and why later!
/ Team AWOL
AWOL COMP uses a mix of Reynolds 725 and 520 double butted, heat treated CroMo tubing and comes with belt compatible rocker dropouts, which will allow the use of an internal gear hub, too.
AWOL comes with standard derailleur dropouts and uses a double butted CroMo tubing.
Considering the frames without droputs, the COMP would be lighter. This weight advantage is compensated by the heavier rocker type dropouts, though, so that both type frames the same size end at the same weight within gramms.
They are BB7R’s which come in an AWOL-only custom black finish