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Old 08-22-18, 06:22 PM
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Which intro bike? CL specials?

Hello all,

I want to do a tour from Vancouver to San Diego next summer and in the market for a new bike. I currently ride mountain bikes and I have a hybrid for around town. I looked on CL and found these options. Which is more bang for the buc? Assuming they fit me well. I rather not spend too much, but I'll pay to play if I need to.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/bik...669118940.html

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/bid...657761282.html

or

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/6675229291.html
I could get the surly down to $750.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/6676643137.html

Please let me know what you guys think. Thank you so much!
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All look like capable bikes. Fit would decide which is best.
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Originally Posted by emanuel_v19
...a tour from Vancouver to San Diego....currently ride mountain bikes and I have a hybrid....!
nothing wrong with mountain bikes or hybrids for touring. you have time to experiment with racks, different tyres, modified bars, etc. a tour bike is the bike on which you tour.
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Originally Posted by saddlesores
nothing wrong with mountain bikes or hybrids for touring. you have time to experiment with racks, different tyres, modified bars, etc. a tour bike is the bike on which you tour.
I plan on selling the hybrid and have one bike only for my everyday use. The mountain bike I strictly use it for hitting the Santa Cruz mountains. Will be doing small backpacking tours in the area though to train and prepare myself for the long tour next summer
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Youve got quite a few sizes there. What size fits you?

Nothing special about a touring bike. Find one that has mounts for the racks you need and gearing for that terrain, and most importantly which fits you.
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