Aushiker wrote:Which bike are you referring to? The Masi? If you are it does have mounts for panniers on the front forks well looked like to me
Its very possible, but it wasn't listed on the specs in the web sight, it only listed mudguard mounts.
Cannondale is aluminium isn't? Personally I would prefer a steel tourer and will not be buying a aluminium one.
The cannondale is a great bike owned by many, it is strong comes fully kitted and is a dedicated tourer. Myself I would stack it up as equal to any tourer. I am aware of the steel following, but in my opinion it is a personal preference that each buyer needs to decide for himself.
Also for me, I pull a trailer so the chainstay length is less of an issue. Must check my CRX 1 ...
Well the op wasn't sure what he wanted in that area, if the op is getting a trailer I'd recommend to keep the fantastic bike he already has! especially as it has front pannier mounts, of coarse the masi is a great bike and anyone would enjoy to own it. I said my opinion more in value for money, he could get some great upgrades on the current bike. Im a bit thrifty and like to make do with what I have; so my opinions are usually based on saving/value for money rather than outright best for the job.
il padrone wrote:Then you could look at the Vivente World Randonneur. Borsari Cycles in Melbourne (Carlton) have them for $1799.
Cro Moly db goodness, Tubus Cro moly racks, long wheelbase, all braze-ons, tough Scwalbe Marathon tyres, wide range LX triple gear set, hub-dynamo with bright IQ Fly headlight, mudguards. Lovely
Everything you'd really need for a good touring bike
Yes this was the bike I saw in glen parker that i mentioned above. Very nice and the dynamo hub was a neat little extra even though led's are so good these days. I have to say I was guilty of staring, It just has 'the look' of a bike that is made to do something.