I'm looking to strip the parts off my old road bike and build a touring bike. I was wondering if the Nashbar frame was worth it or should I step up to the LHT or something similar? My main concern is that the large diameter aluminum will transmit vibration to my feet unless I use fat tires all the time. I took a 5-day tour on my Raleigh road bike with 28mm tires and my feet were numb for two weeks after I returned. Any input greatly appreciated.
Thanks for the response. I am still looking for BB drop for these, i don't see 60cm listed on their site, which is what I think I need. Riding 58cm Raleigh road bike now, with ex-tra tall stem all jacked up.
I tried to buy one, but after being on backorder for almost three months, I gave up and bought another frame. If you want one of the Nashbars, make double-damned SURE that they have them IN STOCK before you order!
For now I am going to change the bars on my old Trek rigid MTB for touring. I lust after the Rohloff and would untimately want that but untill there is more competition amongst framebuilders the setup is pricy. Maybe I will just put in the order and when it comes change the components over, they are 8-speed and I prefer that to fickle 9 or 10. Thanks for the help!