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Old 07-17-06, 09:57 AM   #1
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touring bike features

What are the features that characterize a touring bike as opposed to a racing bike? How can I tell which is which? What are the important things to look for when selecting a touring bike? Thanks. Eli
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Old 07-17-06, 10:23 AM   #2
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What are the features that characterize a touring bike as opposed to a racing bike? How can I tell which is which? What are the important things to look for when selecting a touring bike? Thanks. Eli
You might want to check out the touring bikes from Bruce Gordon Cycles.
www.bgcycles.com
Any questions feel free to give me a call.
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Bruce Gordon
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Tyre clearance.
Gear range
rack and fender fittings
Tubing strength/weight
Frame geometry/wheelbase/steering characteristics
There are basically 3 styles of touring bike:
Lightweight or Audax style tourer.
Medium weight club style tourer (eg Trek 520)
Expedition tourer, eg Bruce Gordon BLTx
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