If one were considering a bike in the Giant Suede DX, Trek Pure Sport, Electra Townie 24 or Townie 21 700C realm of bikes, how far should one realistically expect to ride one of these on a given day? Would you do any long distance riding on them at all??
I ask, because I have the impression that some people would think that these bikes really should not be used for such things as touring, or centuries, etc. Yet, people do these types of rides all the time on recumbents. I realize that the bikes mentioned above are NOT recumbents, but are just more relaxed in their geometry than other diamond frame bikes.
If equipped with the proper tires, etc., why could one not do a long distance ride on one of these??