The Bicycle is the main equipmet for a successful touring ride, whitout it or a substandard one the ride end up quickley. Take your time to find a model and size
that fits you, because I suggest you will be ”one” with your bike for many years!
A Long Haul Tracker bike are built sturdy, often with a steel frame and fork. A steel fram is heavier, but stiffer which is a plus to ensure that the majority of the power is generated forward.
Bicycls wheels are also important, lots of spokes for strength. The gear should have wide range like a triple chainring set with a narrower range of ”speeds” in the cassette or hub gear.
Configure your bicycle ,size, the saddle and handelbar for an upright riding position which is more comfortable for long tough rides. Configure your bike, size, saddle and handlebars for an upright riding position that’s more comfortable for long, tough rides.
Don’t be cheap with the saddle, it’s more important that you understand first!
Two important rules
– Easy to maintain
– Durable components
If your touring bicycle is configured with special components it can be ”tricky” to repair and finding spareparts