I've already gone in every direction trying to ask myself whether I wanted a touring bike with 700c wheels or 26 inch, suspension forks or no suspension forks. Anyway, I've been told by a doctor that I have a light "pinch" between the L4 and L5 verterbrae in my back. So, I guess I'll be going with 26 inch wheels and suspension forks. I'd prefer an upright riding position. I'm 5'8" with an 83.5 cm inseam. Would the 16 inch frame work? I'm thinking maybe a 17 inch frame. Anyway, does anyone know if the Salsa Vaya takes a suspension fork and if the fork included is a suspension-corrected fork?
Are there any comparable frames to the Surly Troll?