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Location: calgary, canada
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Originally Posted by jharte
Agreed. The shorter stays and compact geometry would make for a less comfortable ride long distance. The longer wheel based bikes flex more and smooth out the bumps.
Of course, that said, one can really tour on just about any bike. Some bikes are more suited than others.
What he said. You can tour on any bike, depending on what you want to carry, how far and fast you want to go, whether you are willing to push the bike.
If you already have this bike it will work for you. If not, you might do better with something else as jharte and halfspeed noted.
You won't get any agreement as to what is the best touring bike either. There have been some heated discussions on that, with die hard touring enthusiasts dissing their opponents choices and calling them names.
The most important thing is to have the will to do it. The bike is secondary.