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Which to keep - light touring

Old 12-22-20, 07:45 PM
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To pull together some of what has been said above: My recommendation is that you load up all three the way you expect to travel (one at a time - you can move the gear from bike to bike) and see which rides the best to you. A bike can be quite a different animal under different loads distributed in different ways.

Be sure to give 'em a fair workout. Climb, Descend. Ride the flats. Ride on straight roads and twisty roads, roads with good pavement and crappy chip seal - basically put 'em to the test under weight and as many conditions as you can reasonably expect to face. Try to do it on the wheels/tires you would actually use on the that bike on your adventures. Odds are the choice will become clear, and think how much fun you can have running the experiments.

And if you can't make a decision based on careful, scientifically based apples-to-apples comparison testing, go with the one you think looks coolest, the one that puts the biggest smile on your face when you look at it and swing a leg over it.

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I'd probably just keep them all.
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Originally Posted by Hobbiano
I'd probably just keep them all.
Most likely scenario!!
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coin toss

I think it depends on how much you weigh and how fast you want to go.........if youre a big guy keep the Miyata strong and stable you could cross Siberia on a 610 the Voyageur is a beautiful perfect touring bike no question a bit more delicate...... I would keep that no matter what....but.........if your skinny and want to zip from town to town and make ;great time keep the Trek........I own all three of those bikes I always t ride the 610
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