I am new to road biking, currently I am riding a mountain and I am looking for some advise.
Iím planning on doing some light touring with my family next spring, hotel to hotel, with max 25lbs of weight. If I could by two bikes I would definitely get a touring bike, but unfortunately the budget will only allow for one so I am looking for a road bike that is suitable for some light touring.
I am considering the Cannondale Synapse Sport 5 or the Specialized Sequoia Elite; both have rear rack mounting points.
Will I run into a problem with my feet hitting the pannier bags on a traditional road bike vs. a touring bike? If this is a problem, has anybody used the Nashbar Euro Compact Pannier that is contoured to allow for more foot room? Any advice you can lend is appreciated.