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Biking Across Canada, Helping Buying Road Bike

Old 09-05-08, 12:15 AM
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Biking Across Canada, Helping Buying Road Bike

Hi me and a friend of whom I lived with for half a year are planning to Ride across Canada in July or June of 2009.

And at this point I need to buy a road bike for this and was hoping for some suggestions!

I will need to be able to put Saddle Bags on the back and over my handle bars. Besides that it just needs to be able to hold a sleeping bag + mat.

The terrain will pretty much just be road. Will be crossing the 2nd largest country in the World. Moutains, Plains, Hills, Bridges, and everything in between.

Thanks IN advance!
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Old 09-05-08, 01:05 AM
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This is more Touring than Road. Perhaps a Mod will move this to the Touring section for ya.
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Old 09-05-08, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by BikinCanada View Post
And at this point I need to buy a road bike for this and was hoping for some suggestions!
Do a search for threads on the following bikes:

Surly LHT
Trek 520
Novara Randonee
Windsor Touring

Those are the bikes most often discussed on the touring forum, but a search for these will show up several alternatives as well.
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Old 09-05-08, 01:30 AM
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Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-05-08, 02:19 PM
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