I've been test riding bikes for a while now that will be capable of touring and serving as a commuter. The primary duty of the bike will be commuting/utility(i'm going car light for the next 2 years) and the secondary use willl be touring(weekend trips). So far I've test ridden a 520, sojourn and a touring 2, the sojourn might actually take out a suburban if a collision course would be set. it's a tank!!!! I've never been able to test ride a cross check, but heard great things about them(surly company) and read on here somewhere where people have toured with them. But I'm totally digggin this bike,
is there any people out there that have time in the saddle on these things, I know the chainstays are a little shorter, what rear racks work with them while still being able to put panniers on w/o foot strike? thanks for the help.