Hey guys. I was just recently introduced to bike touring and I'm pretty excited about it. I hope it lives up to my expectations because I just dropped $800 on a new bike. Probably should have asked around first...
After spending a few days researching in-store and online, I chose the Schwinn World Tour DLX - mainly because it was the cheapest bike that still seemed to have every essential component for somewhat-serious touring (steel frame, touring handles, etc). The full specs are on Schwinn's website. It appears to have everything a typical touring bike like the LHT or Trek 520 have yet it's $200 cheaper. Sounded cool to me.
Does anyone else own one or at least heard of it? It would be helpful if someone was able to give me the go or at least let me know that my bike will give me hell a few miles in...I have found literally no reviews or comments about this bike (probably because it's new?), so I'm turning to you experts on this forum. Thanks for any advice.
Here's to hoping I wasn't an impatient fool buying the bike without asking around first. . .