Turbo Como - Conversion to a trekking bike - Completed project overview


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It took me quite some time to find fitting parts and accessories, so maybe someone will find this post useful

Installed parts:
- FSA steerer cover, credit to @CiscoComo (part of headset No.55R 1.5" the cover is part #H2285, discussion over here: forums.electricbikereview.com/threads/como-2022-handlebar-question.53835/)
- Cane Creek Thudbuster LT with a cover and an elastomer fitted to the weight
- matching Cane Creek's seat-tube shim, but you can buy one matching original Specialized's shim too
- Carbon handlebar (I believe it might have been the most curved one from this link not entirely sure though: aliexpress.com/item/1005003192366212.html)
- wide carbon spacers (they need to be wide, the narrow ones looked really bad: aliexpress.com/item/1005003726189616.html)
- Silca Capsule saddle bag, the only one with a zip I managed to find that would work with a Cane Creek seatpost (you can get it directly from Silca on a sale for relatively cheap too and pay using loyalty points)
- Rockbros bottle cage (very practical, got it for $4.14: aliexpress.com/item/1005006047436100.html)
- Enlee's bike alarm with a remote (got it on sale for $4.49: aliexpress.com/item/1005006363390391.html)
- GUB-84 smartphone mount (it's the nylon/plastic one for safety purposes, using it myself on an XC racing bike and it works fine. Better to break the mount than your leg)
- Bag for storing the Abus chain (got it for $1.99 during a sale: aliexpress.com/item/1005006441996648.html)
- Specialized Coolcave panniers with guard rails (you can download the 3D-print template or buy them here: ebay.com/itm/175982118013)
- Specialized Rivo Sport Saddle (the thickest regularly-shaped saddle they have on offer)
- Cheap front blinker (paid $2.69 for a pair: aliexpress.com/item/1005005713494003.html)

What's left to install:
- Samox 155 mm crank arms. I'm not sure if and how the lockring from the original praxis arms can be moved, but the crank arm itself fits perfectly. (I bought this particular one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/175462616764). Does anyone have an idea how to do this?
- ABUS 4750XL R wheel lock, beneath the seat tube back. The bag is there to carry the Abus chain (I put a protective wrap on the frame to shield it from rubbing). The ABUS 5755L lock did not fit, I believe it fits Vado only.


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Aside from the Aliexpress pimping, what makes this a "trekking" bike? It appears to be a Como with a bunch of stuff bolted on.
Aside from the Aliexpress pimping, what makes this a "trekking" bike? It appears to be a Como with a bunch of stuff bolted on.
Obviously the new effective stem length and handlebar height resulting in a totally different riding position. Better pedal clearance for off-road is an important factor too.

I pimped the parts that fit well, you can't just bolt anything onto that bike
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