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Old 09-03-16, 04:19 PM
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You need to make some decisions first. Do you plan to travel very ultra light or carry more gear - think of it as how many pounds of gear you will need to carry? And do you prefer drop bars or more upright bars? And will you be going up really steep hills? How many miles/km do you think you would travel in a day? Where would your touring be (region)? And on what surface do you think you would be traveling on mostly, pavement or gravel or a mix? And what is your skill level in working on bikes, would you be lacing up your own wheels or be buying complete wheels? And are there budget constraints?
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