Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Portland, Oregon and SE Asia
Bikes: Waterford ST-22, Jamis Quest Elite, Jamis Dragon Pro
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It has been done on road style touring bikes but it will beat you and the bike up as there is a lot of washboard road sections (for miles). Better off on either a mtn bike with susp front fork or an older rigid steel mtn bike, with fat tires that will absorb some of the road vibration. The Safari is a fairly decent bike but the alum frame may be a bit stiff and the wheels are definitely spec'd to a price point. Other than that it is a fairly good design for trekking-style touring. Depends how much weight you will load on it. If you're using a trailer, no problem. If using panniers you may want to upgrade the wheels. The Continental tires on it are fine and quite heavy duty.