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Gear Talk / Touring on 24 spoke wheels.
« on: March 10, 2022, 10:00:36 am »
Hello all,

I’m planning to head down the West Coast (Van. To Mexico)  this summer. I have a 2020 Trek Domane SL5. I haven’t been able to get a dedicated touring bike yet.

I did a 6 day 900km tour on roads last summer on the stock Domane and everything worked fine. Only thing I noticed is if I stood up to put power down there was some extra flex (felt like in the wheels). But all told the bike held up fine.

On the Trek website they state the Domane can handle a rider weight of 275lbs. My weight combined with gear will be around 220-230lbs.

So. Should I just spend the extra couple hundred bucks (budget is already tight) and get new wheels, or y’all think I’d be ok riding the stock wheels.

Thanks all.

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General Discussion / Can you tour on a carbon road bike?
« on: November 14, 2020, 03:16:23 pm »

I have a 2020 Trek Domane SL 5. I've also committed to cycling BC to Mexico in summer of 2022. Question is, would the Domane be able to handle the weight and tourqe? It is a full carbon frame. I would plan to use a handlebar bag, a framepack, and a seatpack.

Could the frame handle the weight and such that a 30+ day tour would bring about? Or do I need to look at getting an actual touring bike?

Thanks in advance.

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