Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Decatur Il
Bikes: TREK 7.2 FX/ GIANT DEFY 1
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To answer so many questions and undoubtable miss a few....
1. I am not looking for a race bike that can tour / in hindsight the 720 was a bad option.
2. I am sure I am missing another point here that someone asked
3. I do plan on camping, rear panniers (Ortleib back rollers) and a small tent. no idea what the total weight will be yet.
4. The bike will also become my commuter to work (when the weather agrees), only 8.5 miles
I suspect my first trips to be 60-80 miles daily and be from 4-7 days. I basically just want a bike that will hold up well for me, and not be a maintenance project. I want comfort over speed ( to a point) I don't expect to average 20MPH on whatever bike I choose. I ,like most, am budget minded so here's where I am so far (feel free to point out errors and ridicule me)
The 1.1 is cheaper and has better (IMO):
Front derailleur / Brakes (only slightly) / Rims / and tires.
Granted I have not rode it yet. If I get the 1.1, I suspect I'll put a Brooks saddle on it and get a front rack set up as well.
Last edited by rperkins146; 03-20-17 at 07:06 PM.