Based on the many posts in this forum the 520 seems to be a good contender in touring bike choices.
I'm considering buying one this spring but I have one major concern.
I have average ability to climb hills with an XC. I live in a very hilly part of Canada. (Nova Scotia)
Given that the 520 is fairly heavy, how does one conquer hills with the added weight of touring gear? It seems to me that walking the bike uphill happens regularly unless I'm missing something here??
Are all touring riders fit enough to climb with this additional weight?
Thanks in Advance