Price: Silkroad from $2,800 from Peter White Cycles. (Also, check out the full-suspension Panamerican model)
Specs: Steel frame, built in Germany. Integrated rear rack. Disc brakes. Deore LX gearing system. Brooks B17 saddle. Designed to carry 160kg of bike, rider and luggage.
Who has used it: Billy Fehr
Upsides: Wonderful build quality and the integrated rear rack means a few less moving parts to come loose.
Downsides: Disc brakes only, which can be prone to damage if your bike takes a tumble. An integrated rear rack also means you can’t take it off if you need to pack the bike for shipping.
For more information: Tout Terrain Website