The Jim Merz Edition Specialized Sequoia

In its time, the Sequoia has had three authors. Three designers whose own vision of this bicycle’s intent would be realized as a large-scale production model. The Sequoia opened the doors for those with a love for touring. It was an off-the-shelf, do-it-yourself, vessel to the outdoors and freedom. You can wax poetic all day about the joys of touring and how in the 1980’s, it was all the rage in America. Touring forever changed the face of cycling.

The Sequoia was first designed by Tim Neenan in the early 1980’s. Later, Jim Merz improved upon the design of this versatile bicycle. To honor Jim Merz’s contribution to the brand’s flagship touring bike, designer of the modern Sequoia and all around badass, Erik Nohlin worked with Merz on a special edition. Like the early bikes, this Sequoia uses a special blend of tubing, dubbed “Touring,” named after Specialized’s first proprietary tubeset, and features a stainless chainstay. Erik and his team then digitalized the Merz water decals, tracing every nuance of the hand-cut logo and updated the signature Merz Bicycles logo to read “Big Sur, California” instead of Portland, Oregon.

These bikes come in a vibrant “Valencia Orange” with metallic fleck. The Cruzero wheels, headset and seat clamp has a special, custom anodization. The build is topped off with an Anza leather saddle, matching bartape and a custom Swift Industries Scout Motto saddle bag. Each bike comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Jim Merz and Erik Nohlin. They’re limited to 200 pieces and only available from your local dealer for $3,750, so roll through to order.

I had the pleasure of meeting Jim in Los Angeles at the Sverigetempot premiere and last week, we reconnected outside of Big Sur in the Los Padres National Forest to shoot these photos. Jim’s a true rad atavist, with stories to tell from his travels around the world. If you’re reading this, Jim, it was an honor to be a part of this project!

  • skunk ape

    This is the first bike from the big S I’ve drooled over in years…

    • The Sequoia was first designed by Tim Neenan in the early 1980’s. Later, Jim Merz improved upon the design of this versatile bicycle. To honor Jim Merz’s contribution to the brand’s flagship touring bike, designer of the modern Sequoia and all around badass, Erik Nohlin worked with Merz on a special edition. Like the early bikes, this Sequoia uses a special blend of tubing, dubbed “Touring,” named after Specialized’s first proprietary tubeset, and features a stainless chainstay. Erik and his team then digitalized the Merz water decals, tracing every nuance of the hand-cut logo and updated the signature Merz Bicycles logo to read “Big Sur, California” instead of Portland, Oregon.

  • Frank

    Well. That’s just lovely.

  • BobW

    Dear @Specialized and Erik Nohlin, I’d like to exchange my Sequoia Expert with just over 1,000 miles for the Merz edition plz. I’ll gladly pay the $250 delta. :P https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/df30b255168fb14f3fd7aab5e589c44fd0351ac19e52b89f23bab53d0be35410.jpg

    • Nick

      I also have the Sequoia Expert, which I find to be a lovely bike, and would also like to exchange mine + $250 for the Merz edition. It is Specialized, perhaps we can warrantee them?

  • Colin White

    Love that it comes with a custom Swift Industries bag. Nice little bump in the attention to detail. Its not just a sexy paint job, but a proper tribute to adventure.

    • Scott Felter

      The Sequoia is a very well-thought-out and fun looking bike, no doubt, and this iteration is killer looking. While I’m stoked for Martina and the Swift crew on this collaboration, I also find this a bit of a two-faced, ironic twist. The S Burra Burra line of gear borrows strikingly similar design traits to much of the gear made by the ‘bikepacking’ industry’s pioneers, yet S offers no acknowledgement or licensing consideration of these designs. Almost 1 year later and after lots of internet scrutiny, the attitude seems to have changed almost completely. Hmmmm…

      • Rider_X

        Not sure anyone told you, but bike packing gear has been around for a long time there is a lot of prior art before Swift and many of the current “pioneers”. While recently there have been some interesting takes, nothing has been created whole out of a vacuum (e.g., I have a frame bag from the 1990’s). Your “pioneers” owe attribute to other “pioneers” of long dead companies that preceded them. I think you need to get over yourself if you think you are doing anything truly novel in cycling.

        For better or worse companies like S are trying to capitalizing on what they see as market trends and they have also added some innovations to the product space too (like solid mounting rather that flexible mounting). Their products do put the squeeze on smaller vendors in some ways, but it also makes a bigger market space for those venders too so the story isn’t simple. Being super niche may get you some creed among the bike geeks, but it doesn’t necessarily pay the bills.

        • Jesse

          You sound like a cunt.

          • Rider_X

            If you’re going to use ad hominem attacks, at least try to avoid insults that have sexist over tones.

        • Scott Felter

          Man, you should see the things that come out of my Dyson! Found a (whole) tool roll in there once…

          • spencer harding

            do you even bikepack bro?

          • Scott Felter

            Used to…that stuff ain’t fun no more.

          • spencer harding

            Im just waiting for Jared Leto to co-op one more thing I love and Im out

          • ncoffeeneur

            LOL, oh boy. You’ll always be my OG Scott…

          • My Miele gets hella hairballs. Got any tips?

          • Scott Felter

            Probably one of those Silca tool rolls…still under warranty?

          • You gotta email Yanco for that. Or Tracko or whoever “created” the tool roll.

          • Scott Felter

            I meant the Miele…those Germans can be funny about warranties, ya know.

        • Todd Hansen

          “Not sure anyone told you, but bike packing gear has been around for a long time there is a lot of prior art before Swift and many of the current ‘pioneers’.” This made me laugh considering to whom it is directed.

      • If authenticity and authorship was the penultimate we’d never have the FJ40. Or the FJ60, or the BJ70 or the FJ80, etc.

        • Scott Felter

          You make good points, John Watson. Damn you, so smart.

          Think Toyota would hire me?

          • Modern Toyota SUCKS! That’s why we’re all importing shit from Japan or Oz. Toyota copied the US Jeep. Directly. Germany copied the Land Rover with the G Wagon. Every major innovation was sparred or insparred from the hard work of others. (jokes) And I’m not smart. If I was, I’d be living in Arizona / Utah / New Mexico with hella land.

            Without the M Sprinters, there’d be no Transits, or Dodge sprinters, and Foster would have never created the #vanlife hashtag. Bike Rumor wouldn’t have covered NAHBS if they didn’t see traffic earnings. Giant wouldn’t have posted skid photos if they didn’t see that on the Radavist. No one would be shooting bike portraits at 200mm either… I can go down the list of “who did it first or best” but ultimately, the consumer knows. I’ll promote the workings of my friend at Specialized, but I’ll always ride PR or Swift or Outershell because I can. A majority of cyclists can’t or don’t even know about it. When they do, however and they need a custom bag, to match their Hunter, or Sklar, or Black Cat or Retrotec, they’ll be hollering at you!

            I just love my creative friends and want them to all get along. I love my PR bags and I love my friends that are in charge of designing goods at Blackburn, or Specialized, or Revelate. I think we can all get long and still do our thing.

    • AdamBike99

      Nice collab of a smaller, growing rad company with such an established brand, reestablishing itself from the roots and not the uppermost limbs. But, the Zeitgeist saddle bag isn’t shown in these photos. I see a Paloma handlebar bag and a Scout Motto tool roll… which is how I’d personally set this baby up.

  • nothingfuture

    I have no need for a Sequoia in my life- but these bikes are really well thought out. And I love that it’s possible to go buy such a considered bike from a big-name company for not a billion dollars. That’s a really cool thing.
    This bike looks amazing.

  • Christopher San Agustin

    damn!

  • recurrecur

    Is that the wheelset from the normal Sequoia?

    • Yep. Just with custom anodizing on the hubs.

  • Andy Moore

    That stainless chain stay detail, tho!!!

  • Patrick Jonathan Neitzey

    Pure Class

  • Donovan

    That is awesome but what’s up with the tubing? Is lighter for snappier ride? Or heavier for more touring capability?

  • Mark Petry

    what a great, iconic bike, a future classic. I may have to get one.

  • DamagedSurfer

    Wow, by far and away my favorite modern bike I’ve seen from the S. What a beauty.

  • Benny Watson

    Beautiful bike and nicely set up. If only it wasn’t orange I’d probably be about to order one. But it is, so I won’t. I’m really hoping Specialized will offer the frameset/module in the US soon. That’s what I’d definitely jump on.

    • https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d4eba300873b1ca856ad5e4bc4ad39d8a96bbf237d453749e03ca03f72f422ce.jpg

      Colorway is inspired by one of the first bikes Jim built, painted by his then wife, Virginia Church (image) Valencia Red and Merz yellow had to be used again but I get it, it’s polarizing and hey: Sequoia frame module incl frame, fork, stem, hb and seatpost available early June (and it’s not orange ;)

      • Benny Watson

        I actually think the color is beautiful. It’s just a college sports thing that is so unimportant that it can be the most important thing in the world. :)
        Great news about the frame module! Looking forward to that being available.

        • Zac

          Aggie, eh?

          • Benny Watson

            Georgia Dawg

          • I was gonna say UT but I see now.

      • recurrecur

        There’s nothing I don’t love about that picture…

        • Patrick Jonathan Neitzey

          This why there is a comment section for little nuggets of gold like this pic

      • Ham Sandwich

        fuck a butt those panniers! they are endless. they are eternal.

    • Gene

      You’re in luck! Frameset/module landing in a few weeks. And it looks BOMB:
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9a84f8cc45b4326febd23793013ddcbaf879bb78f40d78b7ff747cf7356356e0.jpg

      • Benny Watson

        Trying to decide between this or a Niner RLT9 Steel. Tough choice!

        • Durian Rider

          Specialized lifetime warranty.
          Niner 5 year warranty.
          Easy choice for me if you plan on keeping this baby and riding it hard for the long haul.

          • Benny Watson

            I have decided to wait for the Sequoia, but I’d have to say the length of the warranty was about the least of my concerns.

          • Biker Mark

            Specialized has been great with warranty, in my experience, sample size of 1. They replaced my Sequoia with a 1 week turnaround. No hassle.

          • Durian Rider

            Longer warranty means better quality materials and workmanship/robotship was employed typically.

      • Psst…and clear coat is fully retro reflective

        • So the whole frameset reflects back to the light shining upon it?
          That clearcoat should be used on many more road bikes.

          I saw that the Expert and frameset are spec’d with stainless steel driveside chainstays.
          Are the other (Elite and base Sequoia) built with any stainless steel tubing?

      • Benny Watson

        US availability for the Pro Module has been pushed out to Late September.

        • Benny Watson

          And just like that, now they are available! But now, after the release of the new Diverge with room for 700cx42 or 650bx47 tires, Future Shock suspension and low, low BB drop, I have to make a decision.

  • Rando Calrissian

    That beauty needs a gold KMC chain!!!!! Soooo coo!! When is the 650b one coming out! Trying to hold on for that but now this….

    • You can run these as 27.5×2.1 now.

      • Nick

        @johnprolly:disqus – has someone tried a 2.1 with success? I have an Expert and am considering a new 27.5 wheelset but was unsure what tires I could get in there. Some nice xc oriented rubber above 2.0 would be a fun change.

        • Check out Ultraromance’s builds. I’ve also dropped WTB Horizon 47mm in a stock Sequoia with ease.

  • Damn, Shimano cassette with a SRAM group, savage.

    • knobularlife

      Lol

    • Hah! I was wondering who’d catch that.

    • ash

      makes a ton of sense though, an XT cassette costs almost half that of an equivalent X1 cassette, doesn’t need the awkward as heck XD driver, and has more cassette choice, as there are cassettes which range from 11-40t to 11-50t which use the standard freehub.

      • SRAM now offers PG-1130, which is about the price of the XT cassette and uses standard freehub body. There are Sunrace cassettes, too

  • Steven S.

    Shoutout to SFR!

  • Jake Root

    Anybody know if this model is going to be available in Australia? I’d love to get a sequoia and this colour/build is the perfect excuse…

  • Fred flintstone

    someone share some thoughts on those tires, because #gumwallclub for life

    • I can share some thoughts. You ask Jan Heine, he would have another perspective. Check the latest Bicycle Quarterly for his perspective – he rode them. Tires are sturdy and overbuilt for the harshest conditions (meaning built to be reliable and last a long time, not necessarily pure performance in terms of weight) They are however as fast as a slick 32c Roubaix tire – no measurable difference in rolling resistance and they’ll take you further on gnarly terrain than a slick, they also inspire more confidence on gravel than a slick based on feedback – they’re fairly affordable compared to a “performance tire” build for speed on smother surface with a more subtle casing. Performance is more than just speed – also reliability! I’ve done 12 300k, 3 400k and 2 600k brevets on them, some mixed terrain and like them for how grippy and capable they are on rugged and loose surfaces. Where they don’t excel is in muddy conditions where you would want an even more grippy tire. Two years of riding them tubeless and I still haven’t had a flat so folks complaining about the weight can consider their priorities based on that. When my fellow randonneurs fix their flats on lighter and more performance minded tires, I continue on (or wait for them having a beer) I’m biased so read Jan’s review and listen to others!

      • Rider_X

        I like the sawtooth – I actually rode them on ice this winter and survived! All the edges really hook up on a variety of surfaces. That said, they are noticeably slower than a 32 Roubaix unless you pump them up to obscene pressures which kinda defeats the purpose of a larger volume tire. When I ran the sawtooth and Roubaix back-to-back on my commuter (awol – both tires set up as tubeless) and my average speed was consistently faster on the Roubaix. B/C I have OCD – I am going to retest with a power meter to rule out effort differences. This is over a 30 km commute, mixed terrain, 70% asphalt.

        • Interesting. Rolling resistance tests in the tire lab concludes that there is no measurable watt difference between the two tires. You will get a watt difference in the wind tunnel due to the larger (wider) frontal area of the Sawtooth and because they’re wider, they’re also heavier. All tires are compared to each other on the same rolling resistance machine on the same rim with the same tire pressure. We did run several tests in the tire lab before the Length of Sweden to see if the 32 Roubaix is the faster tire but that was not the case and we opted for the stock tire to get some more comfort on that long ride.

          • Rider_X

            I will freely admit my “experiment” has confounding factors and should be viewed with caution, which is why I am thinking of repeating with a power meter and randomize the tire used on a given day (randomization over a long enough period should even out environmental stochasticity). That said, it is interesting that your tests were conducted at the same tire pressure. There is a large difference in volume between the two tires, so the casing tension will be very different on the roller test. I suspect running the saw tooth at a higher tension keeps fewer of those sharp angles from engaging the roller keeping the RR down. A higher casing tension will also makes them less comfortable over small bumps (e.g., open chip seal). I was running the sawtooth at about 50 psi and the roubaix at about 65-70 psi. It would be interesting to see figure out the breakpoint pressure of each, then compare real world wattage. Unfortunately, my day job is geting in the way of such pursuits!

          • You’re right, they did not have the same tire pressure but rather the recommended optimal pressure for each tire – lazy explanation from me.

          • stric

            I rode my Sequoia Expert for the first time this week and I must say I like the Sawtooth tires. If they hold up as well as Fat-Boys from my old AWOL Transcontinental then these tires will be a real gem. The Fat-Boys that I have in my basement have close to 10,000 miles on them and still plenty of life in them. granted, as they age, they are more prone to punctures, but then again… close to 10,000 miles is really, really good for bike tires. I don’t think I had any punctures until I reached about 5,000 miles on them.

          • Marlin Erin

            Erik, I’m curious, on the Length of Sweden ride were you running them tubeless. And what pressure. I just built mine #135, set them up tubeless , first ride was tonight, home from shop. I love the bike , by the way!

    • Biker Mark

      The tires are fine if weight is not a concern. 630 grams per tire. I put 1500 miles on my Sequoia Elite with those tires and for what they are I’d expect more puncture resistance. I had 3 flats on the rear all in urban riding. I was NOT running them tubeless. By contrast my 700 x 28c Specialized Turbos had 0 flats. Same rider; same load; same conditions. In favor of the Sawtooth tires: 40 bucks each.

    • Nick

      I’m a fan of the sawtooth tire. They feel far faster than they look, i’ve abused them pretty hard and had zero flats since last fall, and overall just feel great. Offroad they are fine as long as your expectations are in line with the profile of the tire.
      I dont know if its the rim or the tire, but mounting them tubeless is far from confidence inspiring. They come on and off the rim REALLY easily. Rims also are pinned and a bit of a pain to seal, but thats getting beyond talking about the tire. Short story is I’ll be buying another pair when these wear out.

      • BobW

        Hi Nick,
        It’s the rims. The tires are tubeless ready, but the rims are not. Kinda goofy.

        • Nick

          Yeah, the wheels are a bit of a disappointment for sure, and the marketing speak of “wheels with tubeless tires”. Hmm. Heavy, questionable rims, XT cassette instead of a sram 10-42. Maybe I just don’t pack enough other weight on my bike to appreciate them.

    • The only other tire I’ve found to be as resilient was / is the Byways 27.5x47mm WTB but for 700c (29r) these are the most resilient and best feelingiest I’ve ridden. Compass feels great, until you have like 8 dynaplugs in them from decomposed granite spikes / Los Angeles glass or syringes.

      • Rider_X

        Compass tires definitely come off as fragile, but mine seem to have survived a variety of insults. For me where compass tires fail is wet weather traction. Perhaps mine were old stock and the rubber has dried out, but they are like riding on a skating rink when it rains. I asked Jan directly, and his answer was that I was basically out to lunch. Perhaps, but he sawtooth or roubaix tires just seem to grip a lot better in the wet. They just can’t be run as marshmallowy low pressures like compass tires. Guess I am just left to grumble on the intertubes.

        • Kerry Nordstrom

          This past week, at least half of our group of 15 folks descended 5 miles of rugged, rooty, and slippery trails coming down Mt. Constitution with zero flats on various Compass models. I felt perfectly capable on my Babyshoe Pass tires and ripped down those trails with as much speed as my confidence would allow. Any complaint about the grip of an essentially bald tire is related to tire pressure and casing suppleness, for which no other company can beat Compass.

    • Jim Merz

      This is what Jesse Merz, my son who rode an AWOL from Portland Oregon to the tip of South America said about the tires:
      One of the biggest surprises for me was the tires. I was supplied with a pair of Erik Nohlin’s freshly designed 42mm Sawtooth tires to help test out their durability, and they completely blew away my expectations. During previous tours I have used touring tires from all the popular brands (even Specialized). I came to the conclusion that it’s necessary to choose between a long lasting tire that is slow and dead feeling, or a supple and fast rolling tire that wears out in only a couple thousand miles. The Sawtooth tires shattered that conclusion by lasting 7,500 miles all the way here to Lima, Peru, even with a bit of tread left to spare. These tires are ridiculously grippy and fast on everything from tarmac to gravel to loose dirt to cobbles. They even saved my ass (literally) on several occasions when I ended up on roads so terrible I considered walking, but instead deflated the tires to around 25psi and felt like I was riding a full suspension mountain bike. Their suppleness is instantly noticeable and significantly improves comfort and ride quality. You will definitely see these tires on my bikes after this adventure is over.
      His blog: http://pdxpanam.tumblr.com

  • jon robert

    is there a reason the certificate says that it’s 49/200 and the frame itself says 32/200?

    • The bike with the Handlebar bag is the 32 and Jim’s bike is the 49

  • stric

    This is a beautiful looking bike. How different is the frame from Sequoia Expert? I thought that standard Sequoia frames also utilized stainless steel tubing to some extent. Specizlied site doesn’t tell much in that regard. Can someone confirm this?

    • Only difference is the stainless chain stay that cuts a bit of weight and makes the exposed stainless look possible – fashion and function. The new frame module will have the same feature. It’s not told in the Expert level because it’s not there / E

      • stric

        Eric thanks for the reply. Another question is about the dynamo hubs and the spoke length. You designed both front and rear wheels so that the spokes of the same length can be used if needed. If dynamo hub has different flange diameter then I’m guessing shorter/longer spokes may be needed. You’ve mentioned somewhere that you’d build yours with Supernova dynamo hub. Could you use the same spokes that came on original front wheel in that case? Or is Supernova dynamo hub flange diameter the same as on the bike’s original hub? Thanks.

        • Spokes and nipples, in my view, should never be recycled for another wheel once they’ve been used, even if the wheel is brand new. Better and safer to get new material for a new build. Just finished a Son dynamo build and got the right spoke length via a spoke length configurator online. A slight change in hub flange diameter made us use another length. Supernova stopped their dynamo program to focus on lights only. Check Son or Shutter Precision and have the wheel built with new spokes, if you don’t want too do it yourself, just hand it to a bike shop and have them measure the right length.

          • Parrish James

            I appreciate the time you take to get back to people Erik. Tack!

        • Parrish James

          Was able to build a SP dynamo to the front wheel using the same spoke length and spokes using a 3x. Just worked out. So same spoke length all round.

  • Marlin Erin

    Can’t wait mine will be here early next week!

  • Durian Rider

    Nice paint job. First thing to go if that was mine is the crit racing spec sized front chainring. Slap a 32/34 on this bad boy and ride it with the loads and terrain it is designed for.

    Sad thing is the market is too macho and slow to learn so if you put proper ‘adventure gearing’ on this rig, people would snigger. 😭

    • Hard to cater for everyone. In the case of the Sequoia, the hardcore adventure rider like yourself, who would need a smaller ring, is the niche and that rider is free to put a smaller on whilst the majority will be happy this way. The exact same argument will occur if we went the other way with mega light gear. We also know that the majority of riders will never load up these bikes since they also cater for everyday rides, commuting and endurance riding. I don’t miss the 2x but hitting the sweet spot with the 1x is tricky!

      • Parrish James

        it’s not really your bike unless you customise it anyway. :) We got to know our gears needed. I’ve got a sequoia elite myself with the full burra kit. Choose that for the gearing. Did have a front fork issue which was random but Specialized fixed it up. Have ridden a lot of adventure bikes around, and. you did a good job here Erik. Also wondering what your thoughts are in regards to load limit and using a Tubus front rack on this bike? Specialized say’s 15kg. Also what are the main differences with the Hayfield wheels and the Cuzzo wheelset? Also was able to build up a SP dynamo to the front wheel 3x and keep the original spokes and spoke length!

        • Durianrider Vegano

          Sounds like a perfect rig for Thailand!

    • Parrish James

      Harley your skinny legs need all the gearing you can get bro :) Bring back the triple ring I say. If you ain’t spinning you ain’t winning. I agree with you boy, bike’s should come with more options, depending on peoples ideal use of the bike, riding style and weight. But thats why we always will have to customise somewhat.

  • Durian Rider

    Wonder what the max weight is on that carbon fork? Pizza rack with just a few lb of pizza or can it handle 20kg like an AWOL fork?

  • Mont980

    Erik, I live in the New England area and use a cross bike at the moment to go gravel/fire road riding. It is setup 11speed 50/34 and 11-28. I am thinking about ordering this bike do you think I will have any issues with over or under gearing? Also as a side note I will never carry anything more on the bike then the saddle bag.. If that help with the gearing question
    Thank you
    Anthony M.

    • DaymanDaryl

      You should track what gear inches you’re using and then see if the current set up has those gears. I’d guess you could make it work but might need to swap cassettes and/or chainrings.

  • Xaver von Treyer

    I have to say this caught me off-guard. Since the Sequoia has been out I have been drooling over the sage coloured Elite. Still I decided to go for a cyclocross frameset build from a german manufacturer because it’s way more in my budget and also I wasn’t 100% convinced of the Elite specs. But when I returned to the Specialized site yesterday to research the sawtooth tires and I saw this it hit me hard. What a stunning looking bike. I have an old 1963 Motobecane steel frame that I have been wanting to restore to orange paint and tan leather seat and handlebars because it’s such a winning look – and now this. Hats off for such a tasteful design. Also the specs are perfect. Oddly very similar to what I had in mind for my CX bike. And since I have a fairly fresh XT M8000 cassette laying around i’ll just do that, slap it on as well. If I could afford it I wouldn’t hesitate a second to get this bike. Spectacular.

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  • DODGERDISCIPLE

    Does anyone know the rear spacing on this beautiful rig?

  • DODGERDISCIPLE

    I took the plunge and got one! I am stoked. Cannot wait to get it!

  • yonderwesty

    holy cow this is a bike!! I’ve been considering a steel bike, but am still learning about them and working out which direction to go in. my road bikes are Specialized so I feel an affinity there, but up until now I’ve been looking at more at a Niner RLT or an All City Macho King/LTD. thoughts on how this compares?

  • DODGERDISCIPLE

    Well…I got one of these beauties and I can confidently say, this is the nicest riding bike I have owned! Love it! The only thing I changed was the saddle to a Brooks C-17.

  • jerry rosen

    What exactly is the paint. I’ve got a white Roubaix I want to repaint.