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Old 09-04-22, 07:53 AM
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Off road touring bike

Hello,

I would like to buy an new bike and I don't have much knowledge about bikes.

I am planning to do daytrips and multi day trips on the bike on different terrains, like cities an nature.

So I am thinking about getting an off road touring bike, something like a bomtrack beyond, kona sutra ltd, salsa fargo, surly bridge club.

I bought an Giant toughroad slr 1 but brought it back because it is more like a gravel bike and the steap head angle I don't like.

I am interested in a Cube travel because I think is has a more comfortable head angle and it is cheap. Only I think the bike is not really potent.

So I am searching for a pontent off road touring bike that has a comfortable head angle, more like a moutain bike without a suspension (makes sense?).

A bike that can handle different terrains well with a comfortable riding postions without sacrificing too much when we talk about speed. A bike with around 2.0 inch tires.

My budget is under 2000 euros.

I am 1,95-2,00m in lengh so it needs to be a xl or xxl bike.

Thank you for taking the time to think about it and help me.

Greetings,
Sjoerd Gehrels
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Old 09-04-22, 09:18 AM
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You list flat bar and drop bar bikes in the post. Which style do you want? Not much point suggesting one when you want the other.
Also, what is lacking in the options you list?
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Old 09-04-22, 09:19 AM
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Old 09-04-22, 09:31 AM
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I've used a Kona Sutra on dirt trails and gravel road often. These come with gravel type tires and a rear rack.
KONA BIKES 2021 | DROP BAR / GRAVEL | SUTRA | Sutra (konaworld.com)
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Old 09-04-22, 02:24 PM
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Trek also has a couple of good off road touring bikes. For Flat Bar the 1120 is a great platform, The 1120 is designed more for single track and gravel roads. It has some interesting racks. Fully loaded or stripped down its a very noble and capable bike.
For the Drop Bar Gravel/Adventure Touring the 520 Grando is hard to beat (Iím a little biased as I own one). The 520 hit the show room floors in 1983 and continues production through 2023 MY. Over the years the frame evolved as the biking industry itself evolved. Pre 1999 frames arenít very desirable for gravel conversions because the width of the fork and rear drop outs canít fit a wider gravel tire. In 2020 the 520 frame made a huge change allowing tires up to a maximum of 29x2.0Ē without fenders. The Grando comes with 700c40mm GR1 Tires that run decent on the pavement and offer excellent grip in deep gravel while offering total control on the single tracks. The Shimano GRX 10 speed rear cassette combined by the 2 speed ProWheel 42/28 chain ring offers a great diversity of gears for both the street and the trails with an awesome low range for those fully loaded climbs.

Right out of the box, both bikes mentioned are fully capable with lots of aftermarket support for upgrades later on.
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Old 09-04-22, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Sjoerd2121 View Post
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Greetings,
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Not a good idea to mention your real name in a public forum,

and very good luck to you finding what you looking for

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Old 09-05-22, 06:33 AM
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I aldo have a Toughroad and understand the headtube angle concern. Check out Jones bike. It resolves all problems an then some. Just a bit above your budget.
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Old 09-05-22, 09:36 AM
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What do you mean by ďoff roadĒ? Iíve ridden my Surly LHT fully loaded for camping and cooking with clothes for both hot and chilly/wet days on numerous unpaved surfaces, including mountain passes. Not optimal, but I got by. Most of my routes are on paved roads, but it can handle unpaved surfaces. I just wouldnít take it on single track-type routes.
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Originally Posted by Eds0123 View Post
Not a good idea to mention your real name in a public forum,

and very good luck to you finding what you looking for
True, because nobody can find you in 2022 if you post under a screen name.***

And once they find you...well I am not sure what's next.
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Not a good idea to mention your real name in a public forum,

and very good luck to you finding what you looking for
Facebook, I am told, begs to differ.
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Cube Travel is on this page:- https://www.cyclingabout.com/best-to...-can-buy-2022/

CyclingAbout is kind of euro-focused for bike models, so I'd consider having a good look around there.
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Originally Posted by probe1957 View Post
Facebook, I am told, begs to differ.

ok then, go ahead, publish your name, and publish your address, and your birth date and your Social Security number or your country's equivalent of your national id number, and get hit by scammers, get hit by identity theft, etc, and meanwhile have a lot of fun with Facebook

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I don't Facebook.

You originally cautioned the guy against using his real name on social media. I called you out on that because many people do it and obviously, don't have a problem with it. Then you come back with address, birth date, SSN. That's a completely different story, which you know but, I suppose, in your mind, is better than admitting you were wrong. That's okay too. We all know.
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Originally Posted by probe1957 View Post
I don't Facebook.

You originally cautioned the guy against using his real name on social media. I called you out on that because many people do it and obviously, don't have a problem with it. Then you come back with address, birth date, SSN. That's a completely different story, which you know but, I suppose, in your mind, is better than admitting you were wrong. That's okay too. We all know.

Good to hear you "don't Facebook"

I don't think I am or was wrong. Call me paranoid if you like, but I just like to stay anonymous, and give out as little information as possible. Bike Forum is not same as Social media. On facebook you might have some control who might see your posts or see your information you might be posting. Bike Forums, OTOH, is completely an open forum. A google srarch of your name could reveal all your BF posts and your info, your opinions, your beliefs, etc if you have been posting them

It's just safer and better to keep anonymous.

Thank You

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