Chapter 11: Answers To Common Questions About Buying A Touring Bike
Everyone’s journey, and the way they go about it, is unique – stamped with their own interests and flavour. My mountain-bike inspired setup reflects the fact I like to ride dirt roads as much as possible, both to escape the hectic traffic that plies the modern highway, and for the simple joy of weaving my way down a quiet and remote backcountry trail. – Cass Gilbert
There are some questions that every new bike tourist seems to have on their mind when picking out a touring bike. Here are our thoughts on some of the most common questions.
1. Steel or Aluminium Frame?
2. Good Wheels For Touring?
3. Disc Brakes or Rim Brakes? Mechanical or Hydraulic?
4. Can I Tour With Suspension Forks?
5. What Gears Do I Need?