05-22-07, 06:23 AM
I'm considering purchasing a 51cm Heron Touring bike to be used for self supported touring with medium size loads. In the small size frames the chainstay is only 42.5 cm. Is this enough for carrying a moderate load? I notice most touring bikes have at least a 44cm chainstay. Has anyone had any experience with the Heron touring bike? I have not had a chance to ride one.