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Gear Talk / Re: Touring bicycle choices
« on: March 05, 2011, 03:34:32 pm »
Thank you for all of the opinions.  I think I'll have a good chat with my LBS about the Trek 520 and while we are away in April I'll try out some of the other options.  Then at the end of the day, I'll get the one that is best for me.  Thanks again.

Gear Talk / Touring bicycle choices
« on: February 27, 2011, 11:06:14 pm »
Hi everyone,

No laughing allowed.  My husband and I (for the past year or more) have ridden a full suspension mountain bike, and a modified (to 21 speed) Schwinn cruiser, with a Wike trailer on one bike, and a trail-a-bike on the other (plus panniers front and rear and a 6 year old).  This year we are buying new gear.  My husband wants a tadpole recumbent trike.  I want a touring bike.  Since I will be the one towing my son, plus carrying extra gear....and I am no "light weight" at 250+ I would like 36 spoke wheels and preferably one of my favs.  What are the choices?

I have been researching for a long time and at the top of my list I have:

Surly Long Haul Trucker
Rocky Mountain Sherpa 30
Kona Sutra
Trek 520
Norco Cabot

The Trek 520 is the only one available at our local bike store.  The others which I really really want (and I know my LBS will be willing to support) are available at a shop that we couldn't bother to step foot in again.  What would be your best choice and why? 

If necessary I already have racks both front and rear.

Please help.  I am losing my mind :)

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