Saracen Tange MTB for touring - keep or ditch for touring and rough stuff

Cycle-touring, Expeditions, Adventures, Major cycle routes NOT LeJoG (see other special board)
djb
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Re: Saracen Tange MTB for touring - keep or ditch for touring and rough stuff

Post by djb »

hoppy58 wrote:If you are looking for an alternative, Genesis/Ridgeback are generally better vfm than Surly and cover similar, well thought out steel framesets. You can get some real bargains on eBay/ gumtree as well for crois de fers, tour de fers etc. Many see Genesis as the UK Surly!!


roughly what sort of max tire sizes are with these bikes, Im totally unfamiliar with them.
reohn2
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Re: Saracen Tange MTB for touring - keep or ditch for touring and rough stuff

Post by reohn2 »

I'd recommend a Genesis Vagabond,maximum tyre size is 700 x 2.1inch without guards 2inch(50mm) comfortably with,and all the brazeons and fittings for any type of touring.
IMO Surly riding a reputation and are pricing themselves out of the market.Genesis are indeed the new Surly and have some great well equipped touring bikes in their catalogue.
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