Touring - Specialized Globe City
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06-07-07, 08:14 PM
Does anyone have one of these. My lbs is a friend of mine who sells Specialized bikes. It may sound silly but I don't think I would buy from anyone else. I am interested in touring and this bike is what he suggested. I currently have a Sirrus, but I think it would be cheaper to upgrade as to try and get it the way I would want it.
06-07-07, 08:45 PM
Depending on what kind of touring. I doubt that bike would handle long-term self supported touring, but shorter credit card touring should be fine. Carbon Fork is not too good for heavy touring. It's a very nice bike, but more suited to commuting and utility, in my opinion.
06-07-07, 09:29 PM
It's a nice bike but for $1,200 USD, you can get bike with lower gearing and better carrying capability. I think that bike is overpriced by about $400.00 USD.
06-07-07, 09:40 PM
Nice city/utility bike, just like Specilized claims. 45cm chainstays good for panniers.
SS crank means gear range limited to the range of the nexus hub - ~300% i think. Good thing about it is less chain contamination with fenders and chainguard.
Normally you shoot for a 400-550% gear range by combining a triple crank with a 12-13t to 28-34t cassette. I guess you could mount the 23t ring whenever you get to the mtns, use the 16t ring for the plains.
Heinz Stucke toured with a 3 speed gear hub.
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