I was wondering about different types of bikes as I read a different thread, why aren't clydes directed towards touring bikes? I mean touring bikes are designed for carrying loads, typically have wheels with a higher spoke count, have heavier frame, wider tires. This sounds like everything a beefier clyde would need.
I understand that MTB fit this description but why not get a road bike for riding on the road?
It seems that all the newbies get mtbs and not road bikes, and are some useful features that can be appreciated, like road tread on the tires and drop bars.