Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?

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nsew
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Re: Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?

Postby nsew » 14 Jan 2021, 2:00pm

Here’s to poor planning. For years something I’ve unwittingly placed great stead by. With mixed results.
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Re: Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?

Postby Bmblbzzz » 14 Jan 2021, 2:11pm

Here's to adventure, on any and all bikes!

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Re: Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?

Postby Oldjohnw » 15 Jan 2021, 8:58am

Back in the day, ie my youth, we had bikes or racers. Whichever, it was steel, either hub or derailleur, mudguards or not. Same brakes In the RFS you had whatever you had, knee length wool socks, boy scout shorts and a wool jumper and a cape for bad weather.

Saving a few minutes was not a thing.

Are we too precious now? For those who want to race or need speed, fair enough. But most of us?
John

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Re: Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?

Postby Brucey » 15 Jan 2021, 9:26am

jumpers for goalposts, isn't it, hmmm?

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some of it was that there wasn't much else available, and some of it was that we didn't know any better (or wouldn't have cared if we did perhaps...)....?

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Re: Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?

Postby pwa » 15 Jan 2021, 9:38am

I am over a certain age and I know what I like and I'm sticking with it as long as I can find the parts. But if I were young and experimenting with different bike styles and different types of cycling I think I would have a wonderful selection to play with, possibly better than at any other time.

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Re: Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?

Postby KTHSullivan » 15 Jan 2021, 4:07pm

MartinC wrote:Yes.

+1
Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed. :lol:

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Re: Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?

Postby mattsccm » 15 Jan 2021, 9:42pm

Maybe, if possibly would be a good answer. How do you define both the sports tourer and the adventure bike.
I would put the Dawes Galaxy, a classic that may of us are familiar with a a touch clunky for the term sports tourer, nice ride that it can be.
I would see an adventure bike as something at the heavy (mostly) end of the gravel bike idea. It will have whopping tyres, a single chain ring and very slack geometry in line with modern MTBs.
Therefore, to me, sports tourers are a log way from adventure bikes. One of the multi purpose CX bikes from a few years ago would be more of a sports tourer. Reasonably sharp handling, mudguard and bottle mounts and the ability to pop along quickly on the roads but cope with the back roads as well.

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Re: Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?

Postby MartinC » 18 Jan 2021, 7:44pm

mattsccm wrote:Maybe, if possibly would be a good answer. How do you define both the sports tourer and the adventure bike.........


Exactly. Most bikes can, and do get used for a variety or purposes. The taxonomy of bicycle types and purposes depends entirely on a subjective classification of both. They are also shaped by whatever the current fashion in marketing is. It's not a big deal, if people talk about a Gravel bike, Adventure bike, Road bike, Cross bike etc. we generally know what they're talking about.

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Re: Are Adventure Bikes the reincarnation of Sport Tourers?

Postby Bmblbzzz » 19 Jan 2021, 12:23pm

Martin C has summed it up really.