LeMond is a well-known brand, made more well known by Greg's feud with Trek a few years back, in part because of Greg's relentless attacks on Lance. I don't think any new LeMond bikes have been made in the last few years. LeMond bikes have traditionally been racing bikes, although with a longer wheelbase than most racing bikes. Although I'm sure they could be used for touring, I think there would be a lot of better choices. I'm not sure I understand your equating a horizontal top tube with a good touring bike. I'm not sure those two things have anything to do with each other. What makes a good touring bike to me are long chainstays, long wheelbase, rack fittings both front and rear, fittings for extra water bottles, strong wheels, strong frame and low gearing. I not sure how well the LeMond would take racks and panniers. My friend rides a LeMond, and it's great for long weekend rides and supported touring.