Join Date: May 2009
Location: North Georgia
Bikes: Cervelo Soloist, Giant TCR Advanced, Co-Motion Americano Co-Pilot
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From Harris Cyclery's website:
The RB-T was a touring bike introduced in the early '90s, a time when touring bikes were extremely out of fashion with manufacturers. It was a very nice bike, but had trouble competing with the left-over stock of mid-80s touring bikes still in the pipeline. This bike also came with Avocet slick tires, which are splendid tires, but difficult to sell, since most people assume (incorrectly) that they will provide poor traction.
From the picture the gearing looks a bit suspect for loaded touring- big chainring and small cassette gearing....but that's just how it appears to me. Also, I think most experienced touring folks would steer you away from the 700 x 26 tires in favor of a heavier tire..but the ad says it can go to a 35, so that's good.