Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Taos, NM
Bikes: 2009 Custom TI Frame Road Bike, all 2007 Campy Record, Campy Euros Wheelset
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my 2 cents
well, 'shortish' chainstays might not be so hot for a touring bike unless your rear panniers are small enough so your heels dont strike the panniers. That is VERY annoying. I have a trek 520 (a touring bike) and I have medium size bags, and I still have to mount the panniers far back to prevent heel strike. size 11 shoes. maybe if you had 'shortish' feet too.
Short wheelbase, i wouldn;t want that for touring with a heavy load.
agressive geometry?? well, thats not so hot for touring either.
these are all reasons why a Sirrus would NOT work well for touring.
2009 Custom TI Frame Road Bike, all 2007 Campy Record, Campy Euros Wheelset
2009 Custom TI Frame touring Bike. S&S couplers, XTR Drivetrain. LOW granny.
2009 Performance Bicycles TI (by Lynsky) road frame, 7900 DA, 7950 DA Compact Crank, Light Niobium Rim Wheels