Florida to Oregon in 2007
Join Date: Oct 2005
Bikes: LeMond Buenos Aires, Trek 7500, Scattante CFR, Burley Hudson
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It all depends on how you want to tour. I use a straight road bike to do long distance unsupported tours, but then I do not camp. I use only two rear panniers, and a rack bag for carrying stuff.
From what I can tell, the Trek 5000 is a full carbon frame with a carbon fork. I do not believe that it has any provisions for mounting a rack, even on the rear. That is not to say that you could not figure out something that would work.
Depends on how far you want to tour. You could get a seat post mounted rear rack with a rack bag. Just take a credit card, a few spare tubes, water bottles, air pump, foul weather gear, and off you go with the 5000.