I've finally (and reluctantly) concluded that my 60cm Klein Navigator is just a touch too large for me. I'm shopping for a touring bike suitable for loaded touring that I can test ride before buying (no frame-only, build-it-yourself projects). Cost target not to exceed approximately $2K, but load capacity is of paramount concern.
I currently weigh 275, and since I like to ride with panniers AND like to ride dirt trails occasionally, I want 700c x 37mm tires. Any bike I buy will need to have lots of clearance for tires!
What makes and models do youse gals & guys suggest?