This September I am going on a sag tour across Nevada. Will have about 7 major climbs- up to 2,000 feet at one peak. Longest day over 4,000 ft. of climbing..
My question. The sag will carry more gear than I had expected.. So, organizer's emails and biking friends, who are going suggest I would be more comfortable on a road bike over a touring bike, since I will have to carry very little . The road bike being more responsive...
My tour bike and road bikes all have triple's, but the touring bike is about 25 pounds and road bikes under 20 pounds... The tour bike has like 56 and 11 and my road bikes has like a 54 -cog wheel teeth.. The tour bike is supposed to be better for climbing..
So which would you go for on a 450 mile tour.. Less weight on a road bike or better gear ratios on a tour bike..?