shaken, not stirred.
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: The Shaky Isles.
Bikes: I've lost count.
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I've toured on a RANS rocket, loaded with gear. It would have been nice to have the underseat rack as well though. I had a tent and sleeping bag strapped to the rear rack and two panniers. It was fine for touring but all the weight on the rear made the front a bit twichy.
A rocket is a nice little bike for touring on. It's comfortable and the once I'd lowered the stock gearing by putting a 11 - 34 mega-range rear cassette on I could climb all the hills I encountered. I would recommend getting the underseat rack which will hold front panniers so that you can get the weight lower and more centralised.
I have found that for small wheeled bents I prefer suspension to deal with our horrible chipseal however and have since sold my rocket.
Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"