Hi I want a touring bike - here is why.
- I like long distance rides on weekends.
- I'm a heavier guy (245 lbs).
- I'm tired of my POC $300.00 bike.
I've narrowed down to two that my LBS can get.
Surly LHT - my problem is that I need a 54 frame - they only make 26 inch wheels for the 54 - instead of the 700c - my LBS guy says I may not like that.
Marin Four Corners - has seemingly identical components as the LHT minus the frame alloy and the choice of hub. The advantage is that it has 700c wheels in my size.
The marin seems to be a new offering - and I don't know alot about Marin's in general.
It has a shorter clearance it seems for panniers - but mostly I am all about 50-60 mile one day trips.
Thanks for thoughts.