I need the advice of you MTB gurus. Familar with the Great Divide route from Canada to Mexico? 2500 miles mostly on offroad with very few services. So, I want to do this route with all my gear completely alone. No experience with mtbs so design for me the perfect bike for this tour factoring in reliabilty, quality, AND price.
I like the Surly monkey,... way off or on the right track?