Author Topic: Carbon Road Bike pulling a BOB  (Read 4774 times)

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Offline bMac

Carbon Road Bike pulling a BOB
« on: September 26, 2008, 06:53:07 pm »
Debating if I need to buy a touring bike or if I can use my all carbon road
bike pulling B.O.B for a Pacific Coast trip. Any thoughts, concerns? Should
I consider a touring bike?


Offline whittierider

Carbon Road Bike pulling a BOB
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 07:24:09 pm »
That very same thing is being discussed right now at http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=9&Topic=2662 , entitled, "BRP Bike Help".

This message was edited by whittierider on 9-26-08 @ 4:25 PM

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Carbon Road Bike pulling a BOB
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008, 10:15:56 pm »
No problem.  I pulled a BOB from San Diego to St Augustine FL with a Trek 5200.  No damage whatsoever to the bike.  


Offline staehpj1

Carbon Road Bike pulling a BOB
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2008, 09:21:38 am »
I wouldn't worry except for being sure you have adequately low gearing.  I wouldn't want to carry much weight with road bike gearing and the hills you will find on the PCH.


Offline bMac

Carbon Road Bike pulling a BOB
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2008, 08:11:11 pm »
Thanks to all for your input. I appreciate all the help.