biking to alaska

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by Sciamach, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. Sciamach

    Sciamach New Member

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    What kind of bike would you guys recommend for a long distance bike trip? Say...from Minnesota to Alaska? I'm looking for something reliable, but not outrageously expensive.

    Thanks!

    -Roma
     
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  2. KDC1956

    KDC1956 New Member

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    Look at the Surly LHT. I have this bike and love it.
     
  3. oldbobcat

    oldbobcat Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a Specialized Tricross. Pick your component level.
     
  4. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure the Specialized Tricross has a nice frame for sports riding, but its wheelbase is probably too short for comfortable touring ...

    The OP should look for a bike with a longer wheelbase (like the Surly LHT) which has frame bosses/eyelets for racks/fenders.

    OT. Is everyone other than myself using a 22" monitor?!?
     
  5. dan700

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    I do all my long rides on a touring bike; I also opt for a slightly larger frame size. The main factor for your comfort will be how you carry your gear: I'd recommend investing in a single-wheel trailer.
     
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