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Old 02-16-09, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Sucker4speed View Post
Okay, so next touring question. I am versed mostly in mountain bikes I'm not to sure about touring bikes. Actually I'm not sure even where to look for touring gear or what I will need. My only experience is biking the 250 miles to Seoul from my house, to which I did with a road bike and a backpack. So any advice on gear and bikes would be helpful.
Well then I would recommend you do your tour on a mountain bike, perhaps a comfy one which you allready have. Perhaps one with a front suspension lock out. Add a trailer and you are all set. Although I have never used a trailer, folks who do really enjoy them.

There is a defenite split in opinion between using racks & panniers, and using a trailer. Both have benefits.

I have given a bit of thought to using a trailer, and for another extended tour will use an Extrawheel trailer with a MTB.
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