I posted this q under mountain bikes, but was advised to try this touring section too. I will be using a bob trailer for our gear so now it is time to decide on the bike. I want a bike that I can count on to be trouble free for the 2500 miles but a good enough buy that she can retire after the tour is over. (this will be our first offroad adventure and most likely our last) Then again you never know.
Specialized Hardrock looks good.
Thoughts on other possibilities?