I want a combo road bike /touring bike that can take big fat tires for roads in south America. I know the best approach is to figure out what path I'll take and then get a bike on to Those terms but for now I'll assume I'd need big tires. I'm fine with the ride quality of my- might as well be mint overhauled fancied up 84 schwinn voyageur but they don't make fat tires for those schwinn specific wheels anymore I don't think, otherwise I'd still use that. Anyway I want a surly pacer but will it not be up for loaded rugged conditions touring. I know it can handle big wheels but not like the LHT I fathom? I just don't know.
MY QUESTIONS ARE:
Will the long haul trucker with proper road tires be just as good as my schwinn at being a road bike? If not I won't get the LHT.
I really want the pacer but will it be rugged enough for loaded somewhat off road touring?