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Old 08-12-12, 01:02 AM
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Disc Trucker or Ogre

I am trying to go car free and i need a bike for
- commuting
- i would like to do some touring and loaded touring
- brevets ( no load ultra distance riding)

I have to choose between the Disc Trucker and Ogre

I plan on building both with internal gear hub and dynohub, so i am starting from the frame

Ogre seems to take a wider variety of rims and tires and has horizontal dropouts for internal gear hub, BUT seems like 1-1.5 lbs heavier

The Disc Trucker is identical with the Long Haul Trucker which was tried and tested in touring and brevets

How can i decide which frame is better ?
My concern is that Ogre is based on the Karate Monkey mountain bike, and that it will not be suitable to riding 200, 300, 400 mile non stop rides ( called brevets)

Anyway ... i need ideas and comments ...
THANK YOU
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Old 08-12-12, 10:53 AM
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Do you want to have the ability to go mountain biking without owning an extra bike? If so, then Ogre. If you know you're never going to want to go onto any terrain nastier than gravel roads, then Disc Trucker.

I have a Troll (26er version of Ogre) which I got instead of a Trucker for the versatility. Maybe it's not quite as ideal of a specialized touring machine, but it's a commuter, tourer and mountain bike all in one. I wanted to be able to ride singletrack and do extended off-road touring, so it made more sense than the more road-oriented Trucker.
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Old 08-12-12, 04:09 PM
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I prefer the 700c wheels, and the wheel brakes, I have ,,well had my share of disc stuff.
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