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Using Marin Muirwoods as a touring bike..

Old 03-27-09, 08:31 AM
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Using Marin Muirwoods as a touring bike..

I havent bought it yet - but I saw the Marin at a bike-shop
and preety much fell in lurve with it.

I am a touring kind of guy - and my present bike [7.2fx] is slowly
being sequestrated (by another who is getting into cycling)

I can't justify spending 600+ GBP on a regular touring bike - so
thinking of using the Muirwoods as a substitute tourer.

Any opinions on its suitability?
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Old 03-27-09, 10:25 AM
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A mechanic friend of mine owns two and loves them. He mostly uses them for fire roads and XC riding.

Pretty good value for a bike but the main thing I would worry about would be the wheels. If you are light and travel light, you might be OK but if you are planning a tour and only had x amount of time and couldn't afford any delays, you might want to replace them first in which case you could use the stock wheels for commuting. It also looks like it has rack eyelets but I would still try and mount front and rear racks to see if they work before buying. I have seen people tour on bikes of a lot less quality and do fine.
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