Tag: Bike trips

Choosing a Touring Bicycle

Bike tours are a fun and unique way to travel and explore your world. You can tour on any bicycle, but a special tour platform will make your trip much more fun than riding an old clunker that you just pulled out of the garage. If you are looking for the best touring bicycles, you can check this reference: Cycling in Australia – CycleLifeHQ. 

There are various factors to consider when choosing a touring bike, including the type of bicycle (mountain vs. road), riding position, components, frame construction, and wheel size. The list of options for touring rigs is almost endless and the final decision depends on preferences and budget.

The first thing to note is what style of bicycle you will get. You can tour using any type of bicycle, from mountain bikes to road bikes. Some people have even completed a cross-country tour on a single speed fixie style bicycle. The most common types of bikes for tours are steel road bikes and mountain bikes.

If most of your tour will be on a paved road then you will probably want to go by road bike, if you plan to ride most of the footpaths, and gravel road dirt, increasing the durability of a mountain bike will help you get the most out of your tour.

Driving Position is another big consideration when buying a touring bike. For longer trips you will want an upright position to maintain the weight of your hands and wrists and to help protect your back from pain.

Remove the bar from various hand positions and can be attached to mountain bikes and road bikes to create multi-aspect tour platforms. Bicycles with a slightly longer frame will also help smooth the road and make long days in the saddle more enjoyable.