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  1. #1
    kkp is offline
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    Using Marin Muirwoods as a touring bike..

    I havent bought it yet - but I saw the Marin at a bike-shop
    and preety much fell in lurve with it.

    I am a touring kind of guy - and my present bike [7.2fx] is slowly
    being sequestrated (by another who is getting into cycling)

    I can't justify spending 600+ GBP on a regular touring bike - so
    thinking of using the Muirwoods as a substitute tourer.

    Any opinions on its suitability?

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    I have done the same thing with my rockhopper, looking at the Muirwoods, they look fairly identical. The longest I have taken it is 12 miles round trip, and while that was no problem, it was a similar feeling to riding about 20/25 on my roadie.

    If I had lighter wheels and a stiff fork it would help for longer distances. Around town, it's a perfect bike.

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