Alright, I'm in the market for another bike this upcoming spring. I've decided as much as I love my beater blue bike, it's too small for me to ride it long distance, not enough clearance for winter tires and it's not worth throwing money at. I'm really liking the Surly Cross Check or BG BLT fame, but I really would rather have disc brakes than V brakes (they don't like me too much).
I have a Surly Troll, big heavy touring bike that I love but isn't always the nicest thing to carry up flights of stairs daily.
- Needs to be able to haul small amounts of groceries/gear (less than 10 kg), rack mountable
- Fairly lightweight
- Disc brakes
- 2.00" min clearance for installing winter tires with fenders
- Steel or Aluminum frame
- $1500 budget max....
I'm not picky to tire size, brand, handlebar style etc.