First post here. I'm usually over in the fixed forum *ducks*. I love my track bike, but anything over 40km gets tiresome. I was looking for something on the more versatile side of things; specifically, something that will let me pack up all my camping gear should I ever be inclined. I was told that the Surly Cross Check is a great bike for all applications. However, I wanted to see if anyone in here has any extensive touring experience with it, including the addition of racks and panniers.
If not, perhaps someone can suggest a similar bike (with a similar price).
I'm sorry if the question has been asked before. I searched around and didn't find anything that directly addressed my particular enquiry.