I just discovered this GREAT site and just registered today.....
As I approach, 48 years old, I am looking to transition over to a new touring bike. I have been
riding the Jamis Ventura Race, which is more of a fitness aluminum bike, and now I want a bit
more comfortable pleasant ride.
Im considering the new 2010 models like the Trek 520, Jamis Aroura Elite or Surly LHT.
Which of three 3 bikes has the more comfortable, forgiving and pleasant ride quality? I will
not be loading the bike, just stock, for now.
Also, are all 2010 touring bikes all now made in Taiwan? Will build quality be the same as
a USA built bike of the past? Im just wondering if today's touring bikes are no longer the
same quality as just a few years back?
I am in Princeton NJ and wondering the best place to start my search and test rides
I would appreciate your advice!