Is there a generally agreed on list of say the top 5 touring rigs? I have heard a little about the Trek and Surly offerings, but was wondering what bikes made in the last 15 years or so are real classics with optimised componentry. Any new developments in Touring bikes if I go new? I think I want to start the process of looking for a high end one to add to my other two bikes. A hardtail mountain bike and my 20 year old Kuwahara mid grade touring bike that I love because it hasn't let me down or got stolen. I think I would like a fully kitted tourer though, as I did two long tours when I was in my teens and twenties and know there is a place for it in my life as I leave middle age. Something at the back of my head says there is an good Canadian brand, but the name escapes me.