So I currently have have a mtb that is converted to a hybrid for commuting. I am wanting to do a few local tours for weekend camping trips next summer. So what would you do, convert mtb to a touring hybrid for touring and commuting, or get a tour frame and have drive train, tires and such changed over.
To convert to a hybrid touring I would need to change forks, 100.00 bucks. I would still have some heel strike issues, or I would need to get a trailer.
To change frames is around 400.00 bucks.
Either way I would need to switch to trekking bars, and change out seat post.
Labor is a factor either way so I am not counting that.
Current frame is a Raleigh M80. I would switch to a Surly LHT.
So which way would you go.