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    Earth Remedy
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    Crossroads bike - Can I tour on that!?

    OK, we're mountain bikers. We purchased 2 Specialized Crossroads bikes 2 months ago to have something to ride when we aren't on a trail. We love them - good for road, commuting, and very light trails (a crossover bike). We see all of these 25 mile+ tours all over and would love to do one, but obviously we don't have a "road" bike. Can you enter these type of tours (the short versions of every tour event), with the bikes we have? Or do we look like complete idiots if we do? Our goal is to enjoy the tour, not be the first one across the finish line. And we don't plan on getting road bikes anytime soon since we have mountain and crosstours. Thoughts? IMG_5374 - Copy1.jpg

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    Senior Member Homebrew01's Avatar
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    No Problem ... go fot it. That bike is fine for 25 miles.
    With any bike, make sure it's set up well first, and bring along spare tubes and pump/co2
    Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike

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    Senior Member SpookyReverb's Avatar
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    I did several organized rides last year on a Trek Allant (upright, city, comfort bike), and while I was one of the only people out of thousands not on a road bike, I still had a ton of fun.

    Do it!
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    You can tour on anything that you can ride comfortably.

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    Earth Remedy
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    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by mprelaw View Post
    You can tour on anything that you can ride comfortably.
    Thank you everyone! I guess we'll give it a go!

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    Earth Remedy
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    Thank you! We'll sign up for one and see!

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