More than a winter bike
Do-it-all touring machine
Lightweight urban commuter
A very competitively priced tourer, but at what cost?
Touring bikes can be as varied as the terrain they cover. We look at light and fast bikes for racking up decent distances in speed and comfort.
Touring bikes can be as varied as the terrain they cover, here we look at a light and fast bike for racking up decent distances in speed and comfort.
A versatile touring machine with roadie influences is the brand new Salsa Casseroll, featuring long drop brake mounts and sliding dropouts. It's only available as a frameset (£375), so given the wide range of sizing on offer, we asked for it to be specced for women; it finally rolled in at about £875.
While Cannondale may be known for their mountain bike aluminium expertise, their heritage is also in travelling the open road - their very first bike was a tourer back in 1983. Weighing in at £1,200, the Touring Ultra ruffles tradition with the likes of hydraulic brakes and a Headshok front suspension fork.