biking to alaska



Sciamach

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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
 

alfeng

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oldbobcat said:
Maybe a Specialized Tricross. Pick your component level.
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?!?
 

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.