Mountain Bike For Touring ?

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Re: Mountain Bike For Touring ?

Postby 123ttam » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:02 am

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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Re: Mountain Bike For Touring ?

Postby blackbike » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:38 pm

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 » Wed May 14, 2014 4:32 pm

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 » Mon May 19, 2014 6:12 pm

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 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:00 pm

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Hers mine... Works a treat
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