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Are you looking for a reliable touring bike? Round-the-world bicycle tour? Weekend bikepacking? A list of great travel bikes for a reasonable price

Are you looking for a reliable touring bike to carry you and your belongings on a round-the-world tour? Or maybe you want an everyday commuter bicycle that can also be a perfect companion for short trips. Are you willing to spend some money but don’t want to sell a kidney? Well, in this article we collected some of the best touring bicycles priced under 2,000$ (or Euros, more less the same nowadays). Some are well known touring machine, tested by many adventurers all around the globe, while some are less known but absolutely worth a look. A few have a shorter gear range, take that in mind if you’re considering the Pamir or the Himalayas.

Most of these bicycles are made out of steel, a material that most tourers prefer to the lighter aluminum. Aluminum nowadays is not as weak as it used to be, but it’s hard to weld in case of frame cracks. You’ll probably never need to have the frame repaired, but if you do you’re more likely to find someone who can weld steel than someone who can weld titanium or aluminum, let alone carbon.

Of course, this list is far from complete, let us know in the comments if you have other suggestions, we’ll be happy to add that to the list.

Disclaimer:

Information about these bicycles have been taken from the brand and retailer’s websites, just some comments are my own. This is not intended to be a review article but just a list of cheap touring bicycles. Some of the links down below are affiliate links, that means if you purchase something from those linked websites we might get a small commission that will helpus maintain this blog. Happy shopping!

If these touring bicycles are out of your budget, take a look at our list of

Best touring bikes under 1000$

If instead, you’re looking for a woman-specific-bicycles for your tour, here are some

Good and cheap touring bikes specifically designed for women

Check also our list of 

Best Online Stores for Bicycle Touring and Bikepacking

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 Essential Gear for Bicycle Touring and Bikepacking

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what is a touring bicycle

What is a Touring Bike?

Essentially speaking, a touring bike is a bike you make tours on, by tours we usually mean multi-day unsupported trips. Traveling by bike without any support vehicle means you’ll have to carry your necessary belongings with you, which on longer trips might be quite some stuff (check the essential gear for bike touring), so a travel bike should be designed to carry loads, even heavy ones, comfortably and safely. Besides that, it’s likely that on your bike trip you’ll face very different road conditions, from gravel to smooth tar to even single tracks (if you’re an adventurous person)

In order to do all this, a touring bike features certain characteristics in its frame geometry and choice of components:

  • Long wheel-base, or at least long chain-stay geometry: the longer the frame, the more stable is the bike, longer frames absorb vibration better thus making for a more comfortable ride. A long wheel-base helps you avoid the annoying heel-to-pannier contact without shifting the panniers back too much and so losing the center of stability (the weight should be centered with the back axle).A sign of a long chain-stay is the length of the rear fork, while the wheelbase is made longer also by the bent angle of the front fork, called rake. A longer rake means a more accentuated bent, this is sometimes referred as a lazy fork. A lazy fork also offers some cushioning for the vibrations while making the bike a little less agile (steering is slower). A long chainstay may also help in fitting larger tires.
  • Strong and stiff frame: this may be hard to get at a first sight. How do you know if a frame is strong or not? First of all the material: titanium is stronger than steel, that is stronger than aluminum, that is stronger than carbon (at least that’s usually true). Check this article to understand more about welding and brazing.
  • Rack and bottle cage mounting points: unless you opt for the trailer solution or the bikepacking setup, your bike should be equipped with mounting points for front and back racks. Well, you can also just go with one rack (front or back, your take) if you pack light.
  • Wheels, those have to be strong – more spokes more strength
  • Tires have to be wide, especially if you want to go on gravel roads comfortably
  • Rider’s Position has to be more upright compared to road or gravel bikes. Speed is not important when bike touring, what matter most is comfort.

different types of touring bikes

Different types of Travel Bicycles

What kind of touring would you like to do with your bike? Cross continent? Weekend trip sleeping in B&Bs (called credit card touring)? One or two weeks all off-road? Smoothly paved cycling paths? This question really matters in the choice of a touring bicycle.

Expedition Bicycles are those designed to go around the world in all kind of terrain and conditions. They usually have classic geometry with horizontal (or slightly sloped) top tubes, mid-wide tires (standard usually at 2″) to handle both pavement and gravel, fenders not to get wet, long wheel-base for stability, ample range of gears, steel frames (more comfortable and easier to fix), common components for widespread availability.

Light Tourers give their best under reduced loads, usually have narrower gearing, are often made of aluminum to reduce the weight. Those are ideal for easy tours on cycling paths.

Bikepacking bicycles – does did not really exist until a few years ago, since bikepacking is just another way to put luggage on a bike. But since this style of bicycle travel is becoming more and more popular, several manufacturers are trying to build bikes that are specifically designed for this purpose. They usually have a lot of brazed-on mounting points for bikepacking cages, and to add water bottles in odd places, since the frame diamond is usually occupied by a frame bag. They also have wider tires for a more off-road use and a more aggressive geometry, a bikepacking trip is often shorter than an expedition.

Randonneur or endurance bikes are road bikes with drop bars, a comfortable frames (steel, aluminum or even carbon) , which will take mudguards and a lightweight pannier rack if required. They have shorter chainstays and stiffer forks, more similar to road bikes. Those are designed to carry very light loads, and are often used for multi-day self-supported endurance races.

new trends in bicycle touring bikes

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New Trends in Bicycle Touring

Everything changes, even bike traveling. Sometimes those changes are dictated by marketing, but also new way of traveling come out and the touring bikes are being adapted to that.

With the raising of bikepacking, people are going more and more off road with loads, sometimes trying to get lost on single tracks previously reserved only to mountain bikers and hikers. Specifications of bike designed for this purpose are usually:

  • Tubeless tires for added puncture resistance
  • Wider tires to tackle sandy tracks and washboards
  • Smaller front chainrings and bigger cassette pinions, prioritizing low gear while giving up on maximum speed – we are seeing more and more a single front chainring, to eliminate the front derailer and one shifter

Another recent trend are unsupported endurance multi-day races, where riders cover very long dinstances, sometimes across continents, at very high speeds and spending lots of hours on the saddle. Bikes designed for this purpose usually look like road bikes, are made of alloy or carbon, carry light loads and have heavy gear – prioritizing speed.

We’ll try to cover a bit of all these types of bikes in our list of the best touring bikes under $2,000, with the exception of endurance rece bikes, which would require a further article.

20 best touring bicycles under 2000$

Kona Sutra Road Bike – 2019 (+/- $1,400)

Best Touring Bicycles Under 2000

The Kona Sutra is well known and appreciated in the universe of long-distance bicycle tourers. It’s a reliable machine that has delivered adventurers in the most remote corners of the world. The range of components are just perfect for bike touring, Shimano stuff is easy to find everywhere in the world, so no hassle for replacement and servicing.

The 2019 version available on CycleStore features SRAM components instead of the classic Shimano. SRAM is by no means inferior in quality, but availability might be rarer.

This is a bike we met often during our bike trips around the world, a real classic.

Specifications:

Frame Material: Kona Cromoly Butted
Fork: Kona Project Two Cromoly Disc Touring
Crankarms: Shimano Deore 28/36/48t
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Deore
Freewheel: Shimano Alivio 11-34t 9spd
Front Derailleur: Shimano Alivio
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore SGS
Shifters: Shimano BarCon
Brake Calipers: Hayes CX Expert
Front and Rear Brake: Rotor Hayes L-Series 160mm
Brake Levers: Tektro RRL-A
Saddle: Brooks B17 Leather
Front and Rear Hub: Shimano Deore
Tyres: Clement X’Plor MSO 700x40c
Extras: Fenders w/ mudflaps Pannier Racks

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Genesis Tour de Fer 20 2019 Touring Bike (+/- €1,600) 

Best Touring Bicycles Under 2000

The bike you’d turn to if you were to quit your job and embark on an impromptu pedal-powered world tour! Build-wise, Genesis has dressed the frame with durable, no-nonsense components that they knew from personal experience are tour/expedition worthy and should last the sorts of high-mileages for which the bike was intended.

The spec list should, by all accounts, read like a cyclo tourist’s wishlist; even going so far as to include an SP dynamo hub with B&M front and rear lights! Expedition-ready straight from the box – just add a rider, luggage and a strong sense of adventure. 

We personally know several long distance bike travelers owning a Genesis Tour de Fer and everyone was happy about it.

Specifications:

Frame: Reynolds 725 Heat-Treated Chromoly
Fork: Cr-Mo Unicrown Disc
Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora / GS cage
Number of Gears: 27
Shifters: Shimano Sora ST-R3030 / 3×9 speed
Chain set: Shimano FC-4703 / 50-39-30T
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG500-10 / 11-32T
Brakeset: Promax DSK-717 disc brakes w/ 160mm rotors
Handlebars: Genesis X-Race Pro / 16deg Flare / XS, 400mm / S-M, 420mm / L-XL, 440mm
Rims: Sun Ringle Rhyno Lite / 36h
Hubs: KT K08
Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 700x35c
Racks: Tubus front & rear
Accessories: Trekking mudguards, B&M Lumotec IQ-X headlight & B&M Secula Plus tail light
Weight: 15.02 kg

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Cannondale Topstone Disc SE 105 Bike – 2019  (+/- $1,750)

touring bike cannondale topstone disc 105 2019

One of the few alloy options in this list, the newly updated bike touring machine by Cannondale is incredibly lightweight for a travel bike at only 9kg! It features a carbon fork which might turn up someone’s nose, and indeed I will be careful using this nice bike for extreme expedition under full loads.

This is not the classic cross-continent touring bike, but an interesting option for endurance bikepacking or gravel adventures. Performance touring at its best, this ain’t your typical beast-of-burden but a train ticket to see the world in a whole new way. Ideal for those seeking high adventure or drama free commuting. Comes equipped with tubeless ready rims and tires.

Keep in mind that this is an aluminum frame, lighter but harder to weld.

Cannondale Topston Disc Specifications:

Frame: Touring SmartForm C2 Alloy SAVE BSA
Fork: Cannondale Topstone disc, full carbon, 1-1/4 to 1-1/8 in. tapered steerer, 55mm offset, flat mount, 12 x 100 thru axle
Rims: WTB ST i23 TCS, 28h, tubeless-ready
Hubs: Cannondale C3 32 hole black
Tires: WTB Nano TCS, 700 x 40c, tubeless-ready
Crank: Shimano Sora BSA 50/39/30
Bottom Bracket: FSA MegaExo
Rear Cogs: Shimano Sora 11-30 9-speed
Derailleurs: Shimano 105
Shifters: Cannondale C3, butted 6061 alloy, 16° flare drop
Saddle: Fabric Scoop Radius Sport, steel rails
Handlebar: Cannondale C3 Touring Bar 76mm reach 126mm drop 12-degree flare
Headset: Topstone Si, 25mm alloy top cap
Brakes: Shimano 105 7070 hydraulic disc, 160/160mm RT56 rotors
Weigth: 9kg

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Dawes Ultra Galaxy 2019 Touring Bike (+/- €1,500)

dawes ultra galaxy 2019 adventure travel bike

If you are looking for a workhorse to carry you from one end of the country to the other, then this is a rig you should consider. Touring bikes are a Dawes specialty and the Galaxy is world-renowned for its quality and reliability. Dawes have bought back the 631 framed Galaxy, the Reynolds 631 frame makes for a very comfortable ride whatever you use.

Coupled with a plethora of quality, branded components such as the SKS mudguards, Alex AT450 tubeless ready rims, puncture resistant Schwalbe Marathon tyres and Shimano Claris hubs, the Ultra is ready to take on whatever challenge you throw at it.

The Dawes Galaxy has a classic and proved geometry, with the raised stem giving a more upright riding position. Compared to the previous versions it features a sloped top tube, a great all-terrain touring bike.

Specifications:

Frame: Double Butted Reynolds 631
Fork: Dawes Chromoly, 1 1/8″ steerer, low-rider mounts
Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora FD-R3030 3spd
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT RD-M771 9spd
Shifters: Shimano Sora STI Levers ST-R3000 27spd
Number of Gears: 27
Chainset: Shimano Alivio FC-T4060 170mm Cranks / 48-36-26T Chainrings
Brakeset: Shimano BR-CX50 Cantilever Alloy
Rims: ALEX AT490 Double Wall Alloy CNC Sidewalls Tubeless Ready
Front and Rear Hubs: Shimano Claris HB-RS300 36H Quick Release Alloy
Tyres: 700x32C Schwalbe Marathon with GreenGuard
Accessories: Alloy Rack, SKS Chromoplastic Mudguards

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Dawes Super Galaxy 2019 – Touring Bike (+/- €1,200)

dawes super galaxy 2018 touring bike

The disc version of the Ultra Galaxy mentioned above, it stays very similar in specs to its sibling. The Super Galaxy has been completely revamped for 2019. Featuring world renowned Reynolds 520 Chromoly frame tubing, chromoly fork, Shimano Alivio 27 speed gears, Shimano BR-R517 mechanical disc brakes, Shimano Deore hubs and Alex Draw 1.7P tubeless ready rims . The Super is designed to be strong, comfortable and the mile eating workhorse that everyone expects from a Dawes touring bike.

Every detail has been meticulously examined to ensure our Classic lives up to its name… right down to the leather toe clips, you’ll find no corners have been cut. Using a Shimano Alivio 27spd drivetrain, ALEX DRAW 1.7P Double Wall Alloy Tubeless Ready rims, and Schwalbe Road Cruiser tyres, Dawes have created another bike that will see generations come and go.

Specifications:

Frame: Reynolds 520 Double Butted Chromoly
Fork:Dawes Chromoly, 1 1/8″ steerer, low-rider mounts
Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora FD-R3030 3spd
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio RD-T4000 9spd
Number of Gears: 27
Shifters: Shimano Sora STI Levers ST-R3000 27spd
Chainset: Shimano Alivio FC-T4060 170mm Cranks / 48-36-26T Chainrings
Cassette: Shimano 9spd CS-HG300-9 11-34T
Brakeset: Shimano Sora Mechanical Disc Brakes BR-R317 160mm rotors
Brake Levers: Dia-Compe Touring Levers with Gum hoods
Handlebars: Dia-Compe ENE Touring Drop Bars, 390mm (19″ Frame), 410mm (21″ and 23″ Frame)
Stem: Classic Quill Style, 80mm (19″ Frame) and 100mm reach (21″, 23″ Frame)
Headset: FSA Duron
Rims: ALEX DRAW 1.7P Double Wall Alloy Tubeless Ready
Hubs: Dia-Compe ENE Touring 36H Quick Release
Tyres: 700x32C Schwalbe Marathon with GreenGuard
Accessories: Ping Bell, Alloy powder-coated rack and chromo plastic mudguards
Weight: 15.4 kg

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Stanforth Kibo – Expedition Touring Bike (+/- $2,000)

Stanforth Kibo best expedition bike

The Kibo is Stanforth’s touring tank, a 26″ wheeled expedition bikes designed to carry heavy loads, for long distances, on every kind of terrain loaded touring. There are four base models: the Kibo, the Kibo+, the Kibo Dirt Drop and the Kibo Rohloff:

  • The Kibo is the first model, featuring 620mm wide raiser bars 
  • The Kibo+ is the standard Kibo with a few extras. These include the XT crankset, XT hubs, and XT V-brakes
  • The Kibo Dirt Drop is the drop bar version
  • The Kibo Rohloff can accommodate the famous and belove hub gear (the Rolhoff indeed)

Like all Stanforth bikes, the Kibo can be customized to suit your needs, from gearing to handlebars, stem, brakes, and even geometry. Kibo frames are hand-made in England from air hardened Reynolds 631 steel. The frames are assembled with the highest degree of skills and care to maximize the strength.

The components are top-notch, carefully selected with expedition bike touring in mind. They include quality parts from Nitto, Velo Orange, Shimano, Paul Components, and Brooks. Check our full review of the Stanforth Kibo for detailed info. 

Other very interesting models from Stanforth are the Skyelander, inspired by a classic touring/randonneur style, ideal for tours of moderate difficulty as well as a daily hi-end and stylish commuting – the Stanforth Conway, the light tourer, designed specifically for endurance rider Sean Conway and his record-breaking expedition. Ideal for bikepacking setups – and the newly designed Stanforth Pamira, a super touring-tank. 

A great expedition tourer fro those who like custom made and tailored bikes

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Specifications: 

Frame & Fork Lugged frame hand built in England. Reynolds 631 main frame, Reynolds 525 stays. Reynolds 631 fork. Quill & ahead versions available – N.B. horizontal top tube on quill version & sloping top tube on the ahead
Headset Threaded for quill – Stronglight A9 alloy 1″. Threadless for ahead – Tange Technoglide J27 1 1/8″
Shifters Shimano Dura Ace 9 speed bar end shifters (friction/index)
Derailleurs Shimano Deore XT
Chainset Shimano Deore XT triple 9 speed 44/32/22
Cassette Shimano HG50 9 speed 11-34
Brakes Black Tektro CR710 cantilevers, Deore V brakes or TRP Spykes disc brakes
Levers TRP drilled hole RRL SR (or TRP if choosing V brakes or discs)
Rims 26″ 36h Ryde Andra (all wheels are hand built)
Hubs Shimano XT hubs 36h black or dynamo hub upgrade
Tires Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour 2.0″ or Continental Race Kings 2.0″
Stem Ahead: Zenith A-head 80mm (other lengths available). 
Quill – Nitto Technomic Deluxe Tallux 80mm
Bars Nitto heat treated dirt drop RM-013 48cm bars
Saddle Brooks B17
Tape Profile Design cushioned Drive bar tape
Pedals VP Touring
Sizes 19″, 20″, 21″, 22″, 23″
Racks Black Tubus Tara lowrider on the front and Tubus Cargo on the rear
Mudguard option SKS black Chromoplastic 55mm
     

Trek 520 Disc 2020 – Touring Bike (+/- $1,400)

Treck 520 disk 2020 touring bike

The Trek 520 is a steel touring bike made for the open road. It’s the longest-running model in Trek’s line-up, and it’s built to carry rider and bulky gear on long journeys. Rack and mudguard mounts, a wide range of gearing for climbing (48X36X26T x 11/36t) and a stable touring geometry make suited for loaded multi-day trips and comfortable all-day adventures.

Built of a combo of materials, chromoly steel frame/alloy disc touring fork, it feauters mid-range Shimano Sora brake/shift levers, Bontrager Tubeless Ready wheels with puncture-resistant tyres, an included front and rear rack and all-weather disc brakes.

The 520 is a comfortable steel workhorse that’s capable of everything from daily rides to expedition tours. It’s ready for adventure right out of the box.

Classic and tested mid-range heavy loaded tourer – slightly lighter thanks to the alloy fork

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Specifications:

Frame Trek butted chromoly disc touring, rack and mudguard mounts
Fork Alloy disc touring fork w/lowrider mounts and Thru-skew captured skewer system
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora, 34.9 mm clamp-type
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio 9-speed, Shadow Design
Number of Gears 27
Shifters Shimano Sora, 9 speed
Chain set Shimano Alivio, 2-piece, 48X36X26T w/chain guard
Cassette Shimano HG200, 11-36, 9-speed
Chain KMC X9
Pedals Supplied
Brakeset TRP Spyre C 2.0 mechanical disc
Handlebars Bontrager Comp VR-C, 31.8 mm
Stem Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, w/computer and light mounts
Bar Tape Bontrager tape
Rims Bontrager Affinity, Tubeless Ready, 36 h
Hubs Shimano M475
Tyres Bontrager H1 Hard-case Ultimate, 700×38 c w/reflective sidewall
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
Seatpost Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2 mm, 12 mm offset
Accessories Front and Rear Pannier Rack
Weight 13.18 kg
     

Trek 920 Disc 2020 – Adventure Gravel Tourer (+/- $2,000)

Trek 920 Disc 2020 - Adventure Gravel Tourer

The trek 920 is one of the most popular bikes of the last few years – maybe for its cool and aggressive look, maybe because the design follows the market trends, maybe because is a great and versatile bike.

Tubless ready tyres, hydraulic disc brakes, 2 speed chainrings (42/28t), the 920 looks ready for any kind of trail… although it looks a little bit too fancy for my taste. The hydraulic disc brakes are ideal for extreme trails but I won’t take them on a round-the-world expedition (I already explained why somewhere else in this article).

The 920 comes set up with Bontrager Duster Elite 29er wheels, and clearance for up to about 29×2.25”, the frame is an 100 Series Alpha aluminum w/rack + fender mounts, while the fork is the Trek Adventure alloy disc – so full alloy here.

The bike has a very low and stretched position, with a 100mm long stem, giving the impression to be cathered more towards single-day adventures than extended expeditions.

A trendy and versatile adventure bike

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Specifications:

Front Derailleur SRAM X5
Rear Derailleur SRAM X7, Type 2
Number of Gears 20
Shifters SRAM S700, 10-speed
Chain set SRAM S1000, 42/28T
Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge
Cassette SRAM PG-1030, 11-36, 10 speed
Chain KMC X10
Pedals Not Supplied
Brakeset SRAM S700, hydraulic disc
Handlebars Bontrager Race VR-C, 31.8 mm
Stem Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, w/computer and light mounts
Grips Bontrager tape
Wheelset Bontrager Duster Elite Tubeless Ready, 15 mm front, 142×12 rear
Tyres Bontrager XR1, 29×2.00˝
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
Seatpost Bontrager, 2-bolt head, 27.2 mm, 8 mm offset
Weight 12.89 (56cm)
     

Ridgeback Panorama 2019 Touring Bike (+/- €1,200)

Ridgeback Panorama Touring Bike

The beautifully designed 2019 version of the Panorama by Ridgeback is another very nice 700c (28″) world tourer option. Built from high-quality Taiwan Cr-Mo, it has the classic thre bottle cage mounts and low rider fron rack braze ons.

A flat bar version called Ridgeback Expedition, featuring slightly different components, is few bucks cheaper – while the Ridgeback Tour is a budget (less than 700 Euros) alloy version, mounting a Shimano Claris group set.

Another classic well conceived tourer with all the bolts and nuts for cross continent journeys

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Frame: Reynolds 725 Heat-Treated Chromoly
Fork:Cro Moly Steel
Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora FD-R3030
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M771-SGS
Number of Gears: 27
Shifters: Shimano Sora St-R3030 3X9
Chainset: Shimano FC-T4060 / 48-36-26T / XS-M, 170mm / L-XL, 175mm
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG400 / 11-34
Brakeset: TRP Spyre-C / Tektro TR-160 160mm rotor
Rims: Alex Draw 1.9S / 19mm internal / 32h / tubeless ready
Hubs: Formula DC 36H
Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon GG 700X35c
Weight: 14 kg (47cm)

     

Cinelli Hobo Bootleg 2019 – Gravel and Expedition Travel Bike (+/- $1,500) 

Cinelli HoBootleg Touring Road Bike (2019)

Designed from precious experience learned at the Tour d’Afrique ultra-cycling race. The HoBootleg made it into the Guinness Book of World Records with the unprecedented ride around the world by Paola Gianotti.

The HoBootleg, by Italian legendary brand Cinelli, has quickly made a name for itself as the purest expression of the ‘Travel Machine’. Perfectly suited for both ultra-cycling races as well as for city use, the frame, and fork made of Columbus Cromor triple butted tubing.

A relatively lightweight touring bike at only 12.6kg, the HoBootleg can fit up to 42mm tires, making it a great choice for extended touring on all-terrain conditions, as well as a fun gravel bike. It’s front-center lenght is slightly shorter than other touring bikes, making it a bit stiffer but also very reactive.

For those buying on the European market, the Cinelli Hobootleg 2019 version is also available on Wiggle.

Ideal for all-terrain expeditions or though gravel rides

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Specifications:

Frame:COLUMBUS Cromor Double Butted Steel
Fork: Columbus Cr-Mo Steel 1-1/8″
Front Derailleur: SHIMANO Sora
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore 9-speed
Number of Gears: 27
Shifters: Microshift BS-T09 Bar End
Chainset: FSA Alpha Drive Trekking, 26/36/48t
Cassette: HG50 9Speed 11-32t
Brakeset: Tektro Cantilever
Handlebars: Cinelli 31,8 mm Long Distance Traveller Sweep
Rims: Alex Rims
Hubs: Shimano Sora
Tyres: Michelin – Protek cross BR / 700x35c
Saddle: San Marco Ischia bootleg Custom
Accessories: Tubus Front & Rear Racks, Front & Rear Mudguards
Weight: 12.6 kg
 
     

Cinelli Gazzetta Della Strada 2019 – Randonneur/Light-Touring Bike (+/- $1,000)

Best mid-range Touring Bicycles

Inspired by the heroic days of cycling in the 1950’s the Gazzetta Della Strada is reminiscent of a time when road racing still meant, potentially, unsurfaced roads and gravelly climbs.

The Gazzetta Della Strada gives the contemporary rider stable handling and clearance for mudguards, whilst maintaining a short enough wheelbase for immediate response in accelerations, an all-together lively riding experience. The bike has rapidly achieved the status of a true cult bicycle.

The front carrier rack is very useful for a small backpack or handbag but this is not a bike for fully loaded touring. With its limited gear range, calliper brakes, and more compact frame, the Gazetta is a versatile randonneur to be doubled as a light tourer.

Whilst the bike itself has a traditional look, the geometry is more modern, with a semi-sloping top tube adding comfort. New BROOKS b17 leather saddle, techno leather bar tape co-ordinated with the seat and silver accessories add a touch of precious shine, as in the glory years of Grande Ciclismo. Assembled with the new Shimano Claris 8-speed group. Beautiful as well as functional, the Gazzetta Della Strada is perfect for everyday commuting or easy touring adventures.

Great for those retro-looking-lovers looking for a fast commuter and light tourer at a very interesting price

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Specifications:

Frame: Columbus Chromalloy steel
Fork: Columbus Chromalloy steel 1-1/8″
Shifters, Front and Rear Derailleur: Shimano Claris
Number of Gears: 16
Chainset: Shimano Claris Compact 50/34T
Cassette: Shimano 11/32T
Brakeset: Tektro Caliper Long reach (55-73mm)
Wheelset: Alex rims, Cinelli front hub, Shimano rear hub
Tyres: Continental Contact 700x28c
Saddle: Brooks B17
Weight: 12.3 kg

     

Ribble Adventure 725 – Something different (+/- $1,400)

Ribble adventure 725 travel bike

This is a very interesting and innovative bike, with amazing specs and a great price tag. The Adventure 725 by the British manufacturer Ribble Cycles (in business since 1897) features a weird-looking thin Reynolds 725 tubing with a very “contemporary geometry”. Hand crafted from steel which is renowned for offering the most compliant of rides as well as being a highly durable material due to its high tensile strength, the carefully profiled tubing also results in the lateral stiffness not being compromised. This carefully thought out geometry also offers the maximum balance between control and long distance, mile eating comfort (says Ribble).

The mammoth tyre clearance for tyres up to 2.8” on it’s 27.5 wheels is absolutely great for those who want to venture on sandy tracks, this is one of the widest tire options in this list. Added versatility is given by the several mounting points for racks (that can be doubled to use bikepacking cages like the Blackburn Cargo), three bottle mounts, and fender mounts. The 11/42T 10-speed cassette gives a great granny gear that should be able to bring you up the steepest tracks.

The Ribble Adventure 725 is an innovative adventure bike great to tackle extreme roads in comfort

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Specifications:

Shifters – Deore M6000 Rapidfire 10spd
Brake Levers / Brakes – Shimano BL- MT201 / BR-UR300
Chainset – Deore 175 36/26T
Bottom Bracket – Shimano BB52 68/73mm
Cassette – Shimano HG500 11/42T
Front Derailleur – Deore M6020 LCTSDP 34.9mm
Rear Derailleur – Deore M6000 Shadow+ GS
Rotors – Shimano RT66 6-Bolt 160mm
Wheels – Mavic Crossmax 650b 15×100 / 12×148 (Boost Rear)
Tyres – WTB Ranger 2.8
Bars – Level Loop Alloy, Black
Stem – Level Gravel Alloy, Black
Grips – Level Rubberised, Black
Seatpost – Level 1 Alloy 27.2mm, 350mm, Black
Saddle – WTB Koda Race 142mm

     

Bombtrack Audax 700c – Ultralight Bikepacking bike (+/- $1,500)

Best Touring Bikes Under 2000

The Bombtrack Audax is a great road bike designed with touring in mind. It’s roady but relaxed geometry makes it an ideal choice for those who love ultralight bikepacking, maybe riding incredibly long distances in a day.

The natural dampening characteristics of the steel Bombtrack Audax road bike take out a lot of the road “buzz” letting your arms relax as you eat up the miles. At the core of the Audax is the full CrMo frame, with double-butted tubes, providing a light and strong endurance road machine.

The dropouts and seat stays are ready for a rear rack, and, thanks to the longer chainstays, there is plenty of heel clearance when panniers are mounted. Upfront, the taller headtube is a little bit easier on the back muscles, and the longer trail length means the steering is far less “nervous” than on a race bike.

Thanks to the Shimano 105 compact chainset and 11-28T cassette, it does not matter where your Audax takes you, there are plenty of gears to climb those hills. If the weather turns nasty as it often can, the fenders become invaluable and indeed a new best friend. The Audax is happy as a road bike, a touring bike and as an urban/city bike.

Ideall for mutli-day self supported endurance road races

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Specifications:

Frame/Fork: Full 4130 CrMo frame in 48/51/54/57/60 cm frame; BT BIKES “RD-20” carbon/alloy fork; FSA “Orbit X” sealed a-headset, 1 1/8″
Wheels/Tires: DT SWISS “R24 Spline” double wall 24h front rim with DR SWISS “R24 Spline” sealed bearing, QR axle; DT SWISS “R24 Spline” double wall 24h rear rim with DT SWISS “11-speed cassette, sealed bearing, QR axle; CONTINENTAL “Grand Sport Race” 700c x 25x tires
Drivetrain: SHIMANO “105” cranks with SHIMANO “105” compact 34/50t chainring; KMC “X11EL” chain; SHIMANO BB68 fully sealed bottom bracket; SHIMANO “105” 11-speed cassette with 11-28t; SHIMANO “105” front and rear derailleurs
Brakes/Cockpit: SHIMANO “105” brake levers; PROMAX “RC359” long arm caliper brakes; BT BIKES “Origin” forged alloy -7-degree stem; BT BIKES 6061-T6 double-butted alloy drop bar; BT BIKES “Comp” rail saddle; BT BIKES “620” alloy seat post
Weight: 9.6 kg / 21.2 lbs

     

Specialized Sequoia 2019 – Adventure Travel Bike (+/- $1,400)

Best Touring Bikes Under 2000

The Specialized Sequoia 2019 goes above and beyond what is typically expected from a bike, providing you with the opportunity to venture out into the wilderness. The Sequoia’s path to adventure starts at the frame, which is constructed from Premium Cr-Mo and stainless steel tubing. These materials are coveted for their strength, respectable weight, and tuned ride quality.

The Sequoia takes this a step further by selecting tubes that are specific to each frame size, further ensuring that every frame rides exactly as intended. Of course, this is only a piece of the equation, with the next being its dedicated Adventure Geometry.

This geometry is unique in that it skews the line between a traditional road bike and a dedicated touring rig. You’ll find an ample wheelbase and low bottom bracket for control, but the chainstays and tube angles ensure that you’ll be able to travel efficiently and quickly, regardless of whether or not your rig is loaded.

Digging into the details, the frame is outfitted with an ample number of mounts for water, racks, and fenders. For the build the Specialized Sequoia features reliable parts perfect for facing a wide array of terrain, these include a mix of sturdy Shimano components, fuss-free mechanical disc brakes, and hand-built Hayfield wheels that are cased in wide, 2Bliss Ready tyres.

For the 2019 version, Specialized choose to follow the latest trends in adventure gravel bikes reducing the number of speeds to only 9 but with a huge granny 42t pinion as lower gear. The front derailer thus disappears, leaving you with a single 38t chainring, the maximum speed is thus limited to below 40km/h. The advantage is simplicity, fewer things can go wrong when you have less components. The Specialized Sequoia also comes in an Elite version with upgraded SRAM components, the price though jumps above 2000$.

  • The size-specific tubing, ensures that every frame is strong, light, and capable, while each frame size rides exactly as we intended. The aggressive adventure geometry that provides ample confidence over rough and smooth terrain, alike. The frame is equipped with fender & rack mounts.
  • A strong Cr-Mo fork will standup to the weight of heavy loads without the bat of an eyelash. It’s light-weight and features internal cable routing for your lights. And when you’re miles from nowhere, you’re especially going to appreciate its extra water bottle mount.
  • The hand-built Adventure Gear Hayfield wheels are cased in 700x42mm 2Bliss Ready tyres to be burly and tough as a mule. It’s the ideal wheelset for anyone looking to skip town and not look back.

Great adventure travel bike to tackle the most difficul trails, especially fit for bikepacking setups but perfectly handles also traditional panniers

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Specifications:

Frame: Premium Cr-Mo size-specific tubing, internal light cable routing-ready, Adventure Geometry, flat disc mount, fender/rack mounts
Fork: Specialized Cr-Mo, internal light cable routing, flat disc mount, waterbottle/rack/fender mounts
Wheels: Specialized Adventure Gear Hayfield
Tyres: Sawtooth 2Bliss Ready, 700x42mm
Crankset: 38T
Shift Levers: Shimano Sora, 9-speed
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora, 9-speed
Cassette: SunRace, 9-speed, 11-42t
Brakes: Tektro Spyre, mechanical disc, 160mm rotor, dual-pivot
     

Bombtrack Beyond 2019 – 29er Touring Expedition Bicycle (+/- $1,800)

Best mid-range Bicycles for travel

The Beyond is an expedition machine, if it were a car it would be a Land Rover Defender, tough and dependable and willing to go wherever you’re willing to pedal. Introduced in 2016, the Beyond has proven itself on countless journeys.

Designed as a bike packers dream, the Beyond features mounting options for front and rear racks as well as up to five bottle cages. All mounted to a Columbus steel frame with carefully selected tubings, to do the most important job of an adventure bike, to be strong and light. The geometry of the bike gives a comfortable and stable riding position even when loaded.

The specially flared handlebar, although a little strange at first, offers more hand positions, helping the shoulders and upper body stay relaxed for hours in the saddle. The SRAM Apex 2×10 drivetrain provides a smooth simple gear change paired with the more durable mountain bike spec GX and X5 derailleurs. So whatever journey you have in mind remember the Beyond is willing, if you are.

  • Frame/Fork: COLUMBUS Cromor double-butted tubing frame in 47/49/52/55 cm; BT Beyond double-butted 4130 CrMo fork; FSA NO21/12/44 sealed a-headset
  • Wheels/tires: WTB sts double-wall Sleeved TLC 32 front/rear rims; bt title-disc sealed 4 bolt front/rear hubs; WTB Nano 29×2. 1 folding tires
  • Drivetrain: SRAM NX boost cranks with SRAM X-SYNC steel 30T chainring; KMC x11-1 chain; SRAM 11-speed cassette with 11-42t; SRAM NX 1×11 derailleur
  • Brakes/Cockpit: SRAM Apex brake levers; TRP disc brakes; bt origin alloy +17 degree stem; bt beyond 6061-T6 22 degrees drop bar; bt origin rail saddle
  • Extras: Metallic Green, 12.7 kb (28 lbs) in medium

The Bombtrack Beyond is just what I would use for extreme off-road bikepacking expeditions

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Specifications:
 
Frame: COLUMBUS “Cromor” double butted tubing, with x3 cage, rack & fender mounts, replaceable hang
Fork: BT BIKES “Beyond” 4130 double-butted tapered crmo with fender, rack and bottle mounts
Bars: BT BIKES “Beyond” 6061-T6 butted alloy, 22° flaired travel bar
Headset: FSA “No21/12/44″ sealed a-headset, 1.1/8″-1.1/2”
Levers and Shifters: SRAM “Apex”
Brakes: TRP “Spyre C” disc brakes with 160mm rotors
Crankset: SRAM X5 42/28T
Cassette: SRAM 10-speed cassette, 11-36T
Derailleurs: SRAM “GX-Type 2″rear and “X5” front
Front Hub: BT BIKES “Title-Disc” sealed, 6-bolt disc hub, 15x100mm Thru-axle
Rear Hub: BT BIKES “Title-Disc” sealed, cassette, 6-bolt disc hub, QR axle
Rims: WTB “STS” double wall sleeved, TLC, i19, 32h
Tires: WTB “Nano” 29″ x 2.1″ folding (Max 2.25″)
     

Salsa Fargo Tiagra – Bikepacking/Gravel (+/- $2000)

Salsa Fargo Tiagra Bikepacking travel bike

Salsa attacks frontally the bikepacking market with its 2019 version of the classic Fargo. Far from the traditional geometries that characterized the Salsa Fargo in the past, the Fargo 2019 meets all the recent market trends for off-road touring: wide tyres (up to 2.6″), small chainrings (36/26t) and big grannies in the back (10 speed 11-34), aggressive geometry, and carbon fork.

The new Salsa Fargo gives the rider a well balanced mix of rollover, traction, and bump absorption. The Firestarter 110 carbon fork, has a dual sets of Three-Pack mounts on each fork leg, low rider rack mounts, and internal dynamo hub wire routing. It is also available with an Apex drivetrain for $2,499. Both feature the Salsa trademark Woodchipper handlebars.

An amazing off-road adventure machine – great for extreme bikepacking trips

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Specifications:

Frame
Chromoly
Fork
Firestarter 110 carbon
Crankset
Shimano M6000 Deore, 36/26t
Shifters
Shimano Tiagra
Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore M6025
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Tiagra
Rear Cogs
Shimano CS-HG500, 11-34t
Number of Gears
20 gear(s)
Brake Type
Mechanical Disc Brake
Brakes
TRP Spyre-C, 160 mm rotors
Brake Levers
Shimano Tiagra
Rims
WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0
Front Hub
Novatec 32h, 15×100 Thru-Axle
Rear Hub
Novatec 32h, 12×148 Thru-Axle
Wheel Size
29 inches
Tires
Maxxis Ikon, 29×2.6-in. 60TPI/EXO/TR
Tire Width
2.6 inches
Handlebar Shape
Drop Bar
Handlebar
Salsa Woodchipper
Stem
Salsa Guide
Seat Post
Salsa Guide
Saddle
WTB Volt
     

Salsa Marrakesh Deore – Expedition Touring (+/- $1,600)

Salsa Marrakesh Best Touring Bike

The Marrakesh is the classic steel expedition beast of burden from Salsa. It features Deore components, which are my ultimate favorite for expedition bike touring, thanks to the availability of Shimano parts and the sturdiness and efficiency of the Deore series.

The 700cc frame is made of externally and internally butted 4130 Cobra Kai chromoly tubeset, and features the interesting alternator dropouts delivering great drivetrain versatility; set them all the way forward for the nimble quickness of a short wheelbase or set them back for more stability.

Additional frame features are the spare spoke mount, located on the top of the left chainstay, and the kickstand plate (check the best kickstands here). The fork features a straight 1-1/8 steerer, stainless double-eyelet dropouts, low rider rack bosses and Three-Pack bosses.

Other touring bikes from this brand include the carbon Fork Salsa Vaya and the alloy fram Salsa Journeyman, available either in a flat bars version or with woodchipper drops

Classic cross-continent expedition tourer with all the right bolts and nuts

Frame
Chromoly
Fork
Chromoly
Crankset
Shimano Deore 48/36/26t
Shifters
Shimano 3×9 bar-end
Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Deore Shadow SGS
Rear Cogs
SunRace CSM90 9sp 11-34t
Brakes
Hayes CX Expert, 160mm rotors
Brake Levers
Tektro RL340
Rims
WTB ST i19 TCS 2.0 700c
Front Hub
Shimano Deore QR 36h
Wheel Size
700c
Tires
Maxxis Roamer 700 x 42mm, 60 TPI, Kevlar inside
Tire Width
42 millimeters
Handlebar
Salsa Cowchipper
     

Polygon Bend RIV, Hybrid Touring Bike (+/- $1,300)

Polygon Bend Touring Bike

The Bend RIV is an alloy touring bike designed to be comfortable while traveling long distance on and off-road. Built with a lightweight ALX (aluminum) frame complete with water bottle mounts, clearance for fenders, wide touring tires, and front & rear racks; giving you a lot of places to secure your gear.

It features SRAM Hydraulinc Disc Brakes, which are a nice add-on for this price range, although many experienced bike tourers (me included) do not recommend hydraulic brakes for expedition touring to developing countries. Hydraulic brakes are prone to failure, difficult to fix, and rare to find spares, the brake power though is absolutely great. 

The Polygon Bend RIV is a mid-range all-terrain touring bike which could be a nice choice for those who like aluminum frames

Frame: Alx Touring, 135mm O.l.d., Flatmount, Internal Shiting Route, Fender & Rack Ready
Front Fork: Alx Urban-road, Taper Steerer, E-thru 12mm, Flatmount, Fender Ready
Shift Lever: SRAM APEX
Derailleur Rear: SRAM APEX
Brakes: SRAM APEX Hydraulic Flatmount
Brake Levers: SRAM APEX Integrated with shifter
Pedals: VP Component VP-195E, Alloy
Crankset: SRAM FC-S350 38T, 170MM(49-52), 175MM(56-60)
Cassette: SRAM CS-PG-1130, 11-SPEED 11-42T
Wheelset: Entity wheelset with sealed bearings
Tires: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour, 700x40c, Clincher
Saddle: Entity Flux, CR-MO RAIL
Stem: Entity XPERT, Alloy, 90MM(49-52), 110MM(56-60)
Handlebar: Entity XPERT, Alloy,, 470MM(49-52), 490MM(56-60)Headset:FSA NO.42/ACB, TAPER ID:42/52MM

     

Surly Long Haul Trucker – (+/- $1300)

best touring bike

Over the years our Long Haul Trucker touring frame and complete bike have developed a devoted following. People understand and appreciate the LHT’s dependability and everyday riding comfort, whether they’re cruising to the store or lost in the middle of nowhere. The Surly Long Haul Trucker is probably the most sold touring bike ever.

The Long Haul Trucker was designed in all aspects to go the distance in relative comfort and to be able to haul a bunch of stuff. Its low bottom bracket and long chainstays provide comfort and stability. Surly gave it ample tire clearance for larger tires (larger tires soak up a lot of road static) with room for fenders. The frame’s tubing is thicker-walled and larger-diameter than standard road and sport-touring frames, and this pre-tunes it for the weight of cargo. And it’s got all the braze-ons, from rack mounts to water bottle cage bosses to spare spoke holders. Like all our frames, it’s made of CroMoly steel.

For the completes, Surly chose components that balance technical ability, durability, and value. This is stuff that works well on a fully loaded tourer, will last you a while, and won’t shoot holes in your wallet. Add whatever else you need, like racks and fenders.

The standard Long Haul Trucker is compatible with good ol’ rim brakes. It’s available with 26˝ wheels in 42–62cm frame sizes, and with 700c wheels in 56–64cm. The fork has two sets of eyelets on the dropouts as well as at proper mid-blade height, and bosses built into the side of the crown. All this makes the fork compatible with most types of racks, and provides options for how you can mount racks and carry your stuff.

A well-tested touring machine for those who don’t need to stand out from the crowd 

Specifications:

Frame: Surly Long Haul Trucker,100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel. The main triangle is double-butted. TIG-welded
Fork: 4130 CroMoly, lugged and brazed. Proprietary sloping crown with threaded eyelets, tapered and butted curved blades with mid-blade rack eyelets, dual dropout eyelets
Crankset: Andel RSC6, 26/36/48t. Square taper interface. Silver
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-55, Square taper interface. 68 x 118mm
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore T611-3, Silver
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT-T780-L SGS, Black
Cassette: Shimano HG-50-10, 11–32t
Headset: Cane Creek 40, 1-1/8˝ threadless. Black
Brake: Tektro M730, silver
Brake Levers: Tektro RL520
Shifters: Microshift BS-M10 10-speed shifter, friction/index adjustable; Black
Saddle: WTB Volt
Seatpost: Kalloy SP-368 non-offset [42-50cm]; Kalloy SP-248D offset [52-64cm], 27.2mm. 300mm. Silver
Extras: Kickstand Plate
Hubs: Shimano LX T670. 36h, Silver
Rims: Alex Adventurer 2 36h, black
Tires: Continental Tour Ride, 26×1.75″
 
     

Specialized Awol 2018 Touring Bike €1,287*out of stock

Best Touring Bikes Under 2000

AWOL was born for the open road, and it’s fully equipped for the rigors that come with it. Starting with the frame, it features heat-treated, custom-butted Cr-Mo tubing that’s sure to stand up to years of hard riding and abuse. With only 12kg this is a good lightweight steel option. Check the users’ reviews on Evans’ Cycles

Specifications:

Frame: Heat-treated custom-butted Premium Cr-Mo tubing, internal light cable routing-ready, Adventure Geometry, post disc mount, fender/rack mounts, kickstand plate
Fork: Butted premium Cr-Mo, unicrown, heat-treated
Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio, Shadow design, SGS cage
Number of Gears: 27
Shifters: Shimano Sora
Chain set: Shimano Sora 50/39/30T
Cassette: Shimano, 9-speed, 12-36t
Brakeset: Tektro Spyre, mechanical disc, 160mm rotor, dual pivot
Handlebars: Specialized Adventure Gear AWOL, alloy, 125mm drop, 70mm short-reach, 12-degree flare-out
Rims: Specialized 29″ disc front, 6061-T6 aluminum, 32h
Front  and Rear Hubs: Shimano Center Lock disc, 32h
Tyres: Borough Sport, 700x45mm

     

Creme Echo Lungo – Randonneur/Light-Touring Bike (+/- $1,000) [hard to find]

Best mid-range Touring Bicycles

The Creme Echo Lungo bike is a very classy-looking randonneur/light tourer, similar in chareteristichs to the above mentioned Cinelli Gazetta della Strada. A great companion for lightly loaded weekend adventures, both with pannier or bikepacking setups. It will also serve great on everyday errands, on your ride to work, or any other trip that you wish to make.

The fully lugged CrMo frame is the perfect base for this kind of bicycle – comfortable and extremely resistant to fatigue.

The Lungo has been fitted with front and rear racks that can carry medium-heavy loads, and comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame and forks, this is one bike you will be holding on to and enjoying for many years to come!

Beautiful vintage-looking rig for randonneur, commuting and light tours

Specifications:

Frame: Creme, Lugged hi-ten steel
Fork:
 Creme, Lugged hi-ten steel 1″
Bottom bracket: square taper, 68mm shell
Brake front: Promax caliper, dual pivot
Brake rear: Promax caliper, dual pivot
Carrier/Basket: Creme front & rear rack chrome plated
Crankset: FSA Tempo aluminum crankset, compact 50/34T
Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra
Rear derailleur: Shimano 105 short cage
Cassette: Shimano Tiagra, 9 speed 12-25T
Mudguards: Aluminium hammered
Grips: Velo bar tape
Handlebar: Drop bar, width: 400mm, Bar bore: 26.0mm, Drop: 120mm, reach: 75mm
Shifters: Shimano Sora STI shifters
Hub front: Joytech road hub, 32H, QR
Hub rear: Novatec road hub with sealed bearings, 32H, QR
Rims: Aluminium double wall 700C, touring
Saddle: Brooks Team Pro
Stem: Aluminium cold forged quill stem, 100mm, high polish
Tyres: Schwalbe Delta Cruiser 700x28C
Additional: Stylish bell
Weight: 14.2kg

     
Gear Up for your next big bicycle trip

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4 Responses

  1. Sérgio Loureiro

    I am surprised to not see any Koga bicycle on the list!
    Do they cost more than 2000$?

    Reply
    • Cycloscope

      A lot of bicycle brands are not on the list…if you have any specific model you tested and like you can add it here.

      Reply
  2. Stanley Peterson Jr.

    Disappointed at not seeing review of bicycle’s with Pinion gear drive and Gates Clog Belt. How about ebikes made for touring?
    Where are the bikes that can be ridden in a more upright position? All of the bikes showen require the rider to be in a folded over pretzel position. Most uncomfortable for long distances.
    The bicycle industry if going through a great change. I suspect some of the bike manufactures in the article will soon be out of business, left behind, because they continue to cling to the old tried and true, we’ve always done it this way, reluctant to innovate.

    Reply
    • Cycloscope

      Pinion, Carbon Belts and Touring eBikes are all above 2000$. That’s why (eBikes will require a specific article). By the way, if you have some models you want to suggest feel free to comment more 🙂

      Reply

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