Recently I discovered a little info about self supported touring the Great Divide route. Is it possible to tour it with a road tour bike like a Randonee or is the route better ridden by a mountainbike? If a mountainbike is better suited for the route how about a 2006 Novara Safari? Does anyone have a 2006 Safari or have you checked it out? How are the wheels with the Alex rims? Any weak points for the bike? Strengths? This bike seems like a good buy and am seriously considering purchasing it.