I'm wondering if any1 can help me out deciding what bike to buy. I currently have a Specialized Hard rock pro mountain bike, however this summer I plan to go touring and I am looking for a bike which can be used for touring but doesnt look like one of those typical tourer bikes.
I need a bike which has strong wheels, capable of carrying a heavy rear load. I'd prefer a flat bar instead of drop, and i'd need something with no suspension and a 52 tooth chainring. I've looked about a fair bit but cant seem to find anything. I saw the specialzied sirrus sport..... maybe something similar to that????
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!