Author Topic: soma double cross for loaded tour  (Read 4157 times)

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Offline robo

soma double cross for loaded tour
« on: February 03, 2008, 12:42:35 pm »
I'm planning a loaded/camping trip from Colorado to Alaska this summer, and contemplating taking my Soma Double Cross along for the ride.  Have any of you folks used this bike on a long tour?  How is it for stability when loaded?  Between myself and my gear, I think the bike will have to handle about 160 lbs.

Of course, I could just use my venerable old Trek 620...

Thanks,  Joan

Offline DaveB

soma double cross for loaded tour
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 02:10:33 pm »
Why not try a short ride with the bike loaded to the level you plan for the trip? Fit your racks and panniers and fill them with books or anything you have to get the weight up to your expected total.  Then ride for 20 miles or so seeing how the responsiveness, stability and comfort are.

That should tell you more about it's suitability than anyone else's opinion.