So I've had a few people asking for my Excel sheet rating all the touring bikes of 2009. First Im sure its not all the touring bikes. I didn't include frames, custom bikes, or all bikes suitable for touring. These bikes are $2000 , errr kinda, or less and are labeled as touring bikes by their respective manufacturers. Theres are now 30 bikes in my list.
I recommend you use your own ratings system for your bike. I have included my own ratings to demonstrate how the list works which favors a steel bike, Cantilever bikes, STI shifters, and mountain bike components.
If you find I have made an error please post it here. If you think I should add another bike please post that too. If you think how I judge touring bikes is stupid I don't want to hear it and neither does anyone else.
Update 8/8/09: Added a speed column next to shifters so you can see what kind of shifters are on the bike; some shifters come in different speeds such as Ultegra STI and a few bar-end models. Fixed the price on the Jamis Aurora Elite from 1745 to $1475. oops. Added the stats for my upgraded Aurora Elite so I can show it off. Re-added the Google docs link to one people can't edit.
Update 8/3/09: added separate columns for rims, rim rating, spoke count, spoke count rating, rims size, stock tire width. Also, removed google docs link because people keep screwing with it.
Update 7/8/09: Added a bunch of bikes
Update 7/6/09: Fixed the attachment so it works
Update 7/3/09: added bikes, min/max wheelbase and chainstay
***Need geometry for Novaro REI bikes (can't find) and Raleigh Sojourn (Their site is down)
The list includes:
Cannondale Touring 1
Cannondale Touring 2
Co-motion Americano & co-pilot
Co-motion Nor'Wester & co-pilot
Co-motion Pangea & co-pilot
Dawes Galaxy Plus
Jamis Aurora Elite
Masi Speciale Randonneur
Norco Kwest Touring
Rocky Mountain Sperpa 10
Rocky mountain Sherpa 30
Surly Long Haul Trucker (LHT)
Trek 7.3 FX
Bikes are rated/info-given on:
min/max gear ratios (alot of hard work )
wheelbase for min/max size(not for all models)
weight (not available for msot models)
DOWNLOAD EXCEL SHEET .XLS HERE:
VIEW GOOGLE DOCUMENT HERE:
2009 Touring Bikes