Mountain Bike For Touring ?

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123ttam
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Re: Mountain Bike For Touring ?

Postby 123ttam » 1 Apr 2014, 10:02am

My wifes and my setup using Specialized Rockhoppers they are used on and off road and so far have proved very versatile.

dynamo hub, bar ends and Brooks Saddle are among a few alterations.

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blackbike
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Re: Mountain Bike For Touring ?

Postby blackbike » 19 Apr 2014, 11:38pm

As an owner of good quality MTBs and tourers I would never choose to tour on an MTB.

Serious off-road stuff aside, I'd say that a good tourer is nearly as good off road as an MTB, and much better on-road.

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Re: Mountain Bike For Touring ?

Postby bikehog164 » 14 May 2014, 4:32pm

I use my mountain bike and I love it, though when I go abroad and rent one it is not as comfortable or at least it doesn't feel as comfortable. Good luck what ever you choose to do

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Re: Mountain Bike For Touring ?

Postby hamster » 19 May 2014, 6:12pm

blackbike wrote:As an owner of good quality MTBs and tourers I would never choose to tour on an MTB.

Serious off-road stuff aside, I'd say that a good tourer is nearly as good off road as an MTB, and much better on-road.


I'd agree with you for modern MTB frames which are incredibly adapted to heavy-duty off-roading. However early 90's MTB frames are pretty similar to tourers with the exception of wheel size. If you are shorter then the 26" wheel actually allows a better-proportioned frame. Most road frames for me at 170cm have either extreme reach or toe overlap.

The main benefit of the older MTB frame as a tourer is the ability to take any tyre from 25mm all the way up to 58mm, depending on terrain.

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Re: Mountain Bike For Touring ?

Postby Garryaca » 16 Jul 2014, 10:00pm

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Re: Mountain Bike For Touring ?

Postby bigjim » 15 Sep 2014, 10:46pm

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Re: Mountain Bike For Touring ?

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