Originally Posted by kyakdiver
I would pull a Nomad with my Giant TCR Composite but not a Bob.
Because of the increased torque on the welds?
That would be my main concern.
I can log some significant miles on my current set up (less the extra pounds, of course). Components seem reliable and most of the tuning kinks have been settled.
May replace the brake pads (something I have been meaning to do), but everything else seems pretty solid.
Since I am not climbing (other than the occasional bridge) I am not sure I need the CF frame and would much rather have the comfort and weight of a solid steel frame, but I know I will not buy a whole new set up for a ride that might not happen (though I would love to justify a salsa or surly purchase, I will have a window of opportunity to make this ride happen).
I know the weight will be behind and not ON the frame, but I am wondering if the frame set up and aksium wheels will withstand towing a heavy load and rigorous road time.
Last edited by limelitesc; 02-03-10 at 07:20 PM.