What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

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reohn2
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Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Postby reohn2 » 12 Aug 2019, 4:27pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
mercalia wrote:some very nice pictures there.I liked the one taken in South Dakota with all the pimply hills/mts

and this strangeone

https://pbase.com/canyonlands/image/149283317

got a carpet on the back?

I thought it was a bagette :shock:

Aero, innit.

Aero bagette WOW,the French think of everything,makes you wonder why they never win le Tour :?
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Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Postby phil parker » 12 Aug 2019, 4:41pm

Real Baguette!

JOGLE 023.jpg

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Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Postby Bonefishblues » 12 Aug 2019, 8:28pm

phil parker wrote:Real Baguette!

JOGLE 023.jpg

A sad loss as a framebuilder. Who else would have offered a baguette holder for French touring?

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Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Postby reohn2 » 12 Aug 2019, 8:40pm

phil parker wrote:Real Baguette!

JOGLE 023.jpg

What is that seatpost?

PS,I like the custom made bagette carreur :)
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Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Postby phil parker » 12 Aug 2019, 8:49pm

reohn2 wrote:What is that seatpost?


Easton CT2 Carbon Wrap, which has since been replaced from that 2010 photo, as with a few other bits and pieces, but the bike is still going strong!

PS: Photo taken in St Malo - the baguette was my lunch en route to Cancale!

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Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Postby reohn2 » 13 Aug 2019, 8:36am

phil parker wrote:
reohn2 wrote:What is that seatpost?


Easton CT2 Carbon Wrap, which has since been replaced from that 2010 photo, as with a few other bits and pieces, but the bike is still going strong!

PS: Photo taken in St Malo - the baguette was my lunch en route to Cancale!

Thanks,I ask as it appears to have a lot of layback.
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Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Postby Mike_Ayling » 19 Aug 2019, 11:35pm

Go to Crazyguyonabike
Look for loaded bicycles article
Scroll down past all the recumbents until you get to upright tourers.
Surly LHT seems to have more pictures than any other brand.

Mike

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Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Postby Bonefishblues » 20 Aug 2019, 6:58am

Mike_Ayling wrote:Go to Crazyguyonabike
Look for loaded bicycles article
Scroll down past all the recumbents until you get to upright tourers.
Surly LHT seems to have more pictures than any other brand.

Mike

Colin 54 counted them last week in his post.

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Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Postby Jamesh » 20 Aug 2019, 9:03am

Is there a Skoda effect?

Those with Surly spa Hewitt etc like there bikes and thus publicise them more?

Where as other bikes get brought often for cheaper and end up on the commuter run! :( :(

Bit like galaxies of a generation or too ago which were loved but there were plenty of other bikes which were equally as good.

Just a thought.

Cheers James

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Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Postby geocycle » 20 Aug 2019, 9:14am

You are probably right Jamesh. I also feel that CGOAB has a strong US readership and Surly is a US brand that make good touring bikes so they will appear popular. The UK market seems quite diverse to me at the moment without a single market leader and the Dutch and Germans have their own excellent bikes. Hard to draw worldwide conclusions in my opinion and of course we get back to the age old question of what is a touring bike!

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Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Postby Tangled Metal » 20 Aug 2019, 10:12am

Anyone wondered about the propensity of tourers with a particular brand posting photographs on blogs and other online places? I wonder if LHT riders are more likely to put their trips online?

Personally on my tours (two weeks on summer for the last 4 years and only in 4 European countries so not representative of anything) I've seen quite a few German style trekking bikes. Used by Dutch and German tourers plus others.

Of course there's the complete independent traveller types who cycle around as part of a non cycling trip. I know of people who just turn up in a less travelled to part of the world and pick up whatever local bike is available. If you grouped those together then I wonder whether a cheapo, hardtail is a common bike. We're not taking planned touring but round the world backpacking types having a side trip in one country.

This is really impossible to find out. Using blog photographs relies on the tourers out there being bloggers. How many people bother writing journals of their trips? How many then share their journal online? How many then upload photographs? We're guessing but LHT is going to be up there in the highest positions in the top 10.

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Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Postby Oldjohnw » 20 Aug 2019, 1:15pm

I've done three x one week tours in Scotland this year. By far the most popular bikes I've seen were people from Holland on Dutch sit-up-and-beg tourers. Quite a few Thorns and Treks.
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Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Postby Tangled Metal » 20 Aug 2019, 1:25pm

We saw quite a few Dutch Style shoppers on tour in Belgium. Simple shopping style pannier by basil our similar too. I doubt they're the world's most popular though.

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Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Postby Mike_Ayling » 20 Aug 2019, 11:37pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
Mike_Ayling wrote:Go to Crazyguyonabike
Look for loaded bicycles article
Scroll down past all the recumbents until you get to upright tourers.
Surly LHT seems to have more pictures than any other brand.

Mike

Colin 54 counted them last week in his post.


Sorry, missed that.

Mike

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Re: What is the Most Popular Touring Bike in the World?

Postby pete75 » 21 Aug 2019, 12:20am

geocycle wrote:Has this discussion become a bit anglophone? There are an awful lot of German and Dutch tourers out there, what are they riding??

As this thread is pedantic in places you could say they're mostly riding trekking bikes not touring bikes though what the difference is I don't know.