Another post got me thinking about the next bike I want to get for all purpose use:Commuting, bike path with my wife, a once a year tour of about a week pulling a trailer and whatever else.
What I would like to find meets these criteria: Steel frame, flat bar, disc brake, beefy wheels and tires (ability to go say 700x35c or so), and triple chainring. I have no need for a suspension fork, but I would be happy with or without a carbon fork.
I would be willing to go with a steel hardtail mtb that meets the other criteria because 26x1.5 tires are plenty beefy and slicks would do it all.
So, either a 26" configuration, or 700c, but I want the other stuff (steel, flatbar, disc and triple).
Does anybody make it?