Old 09-29-18, 08:35 PM
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Check out the Diamondback Haanjo 5C EXP Carbon. I've been riding the 2017 version for about a year & very pleased. This may be the worlds lightest production touring bike at ~22 lbs & complete bike is an amazing value at $2,000. Steering geometry is fairly sporty, wide stock tires let me cruise faster over bumpier/looser surfaces while the CF frame/fork really do seem to absorb some vibration compared to steel. I'm a lightweight rider but it feels strong enough for a heavier rider. Largest size is 59cm but top tube is a bit sloped.
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