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  1. #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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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli_Damon
    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.
    Regards,
    Bruce Gordon
    Bruce Gordon Cycles

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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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