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Old 06-27-13, 02:06 AM
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Touring bike advice needed - Emergency

Hi,

this is very important since we must decide today, we have an opportunity to get one of these bikes. And every help is welcome. My friend plans to use it for touring this year and in years to come, but also for everday life when she comes back.

She can choose between Merida Crossway 500-V and KTM LIfe fun, these are the specs, price is the same

https://www.thebikelist.co.uk/ktm/life-fun-2013

https://www.ciklo-centar.hr/new/artikli.asp?ID=282

Basically, I feel that KTM is already prepared for this but customization of Merida wouldn't be a problem cause we have racks and stuff. But what is better option here, I am not smart anymore

Thanks
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The Merida seems to have better components. But the description read it has avid v-brakes and the image shows disc... I don't know about that. Still, I'd do the Merida. Since both bikes have a suspension fork, that remote lock out could come in handy. On the KTM it seems like you're paying for the rack/fenders/generator hub and light. But if you already have that stuff like you said, you may as well get the nicer bike and deck it out with the stuff you already have.
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