I know its a bit of a general question to say the least but any input from others would help. I'm looking to get into touring this summer and I think i would like to buy a bike in the $1000 range. I dont really have the time/knowledge to biuld one from the frame up so I'll have to buy one complete.
I've been looking at the Trek 520 and 1500, and Giant OCR 1 to start out but I know that there is a large group of smaller companies that I'm not seeing. Can anyone point me towards a road/touring bike that's in this price range?