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hey, I'm looking for a new bike for all around use: Commuting, weekend riding and hopefully some weeklong touring trips.

I currently have a trek 4300 which I bought used for around 180usd around five years ago. I really love this bike and have been adapting and improving it but the frame has always been too small for me (a 17.5 size and I measure 1,90m or 6.2feet) so I believe its time to look for a new one.

My current bike

So I'm looking for something with a lockable front suspension since when touring (In Chile, my home country) I've mostly been on gravel roads. I only have space for one bike and I switch from narrow tires when commuting in the city to wide tires when touring or offroading.

Im also looking for something that has more quality components but doesn't look too stealable (Since thats a big issue here). I currently own rear panniers, rear rack and a front bag that goes on the handlebars that I want to continue using. (Front rack and panniers aren't in my plans).

Im looking at the trek marlin 7 (around 650USD which is my max budget) but I'm afraid the geometry isn't the best for touring. Any ideas?

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i'm thinking of doing a ride through europe next summer and i was wondering if there's any sort of coordinated group ride? i'm not looking for a guided tour or a way to sponsored guide, something more like biking buds for safety, navigational and boredom reasons.

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I’m currently planning a month-long tour across New Zealand’s two islands in February, and depending on how I feel at the end, I’d like to fly across to Australia and spend a few weeks there cycling around.

Now obviously it’s a huuuge country so for a shortish trip, I’d have to pick a particular area I want to explore. Can anyone make any recommendations on places to tour? Divirsity of landscape is one big preference of mine, but I don’t know enough about Australia to make a judgment call.

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Thanks!

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Reddit » Bicycle Touring by /u/omgwtfbbque - 3d ago

Hey, so I’ve been looking into getting a new touring bike. I’ve been looking at the all city space horse because I need a 61 and the surly disc trucker doesn’t come in anything more than a 58 as I can see. Anyone have any suggestions on something with similar quality for lower than the 1500 price tag? I’m assuming I just need to shell out the 1500 for the space horse.

EDIT: It looks like I can get a 59.5cm Salsa Journeyman for under a grand if I go with the Claris components. Anyone ride the Journeyman and can fill me in on how the sizes run? According to the website, I should be good on a 59.5cm, but every other manufacturer has me going for at least a 61cm. My current touring bike is a 60cm, and I had to get a riser for the bars to make it more comfortable.

EDIT EDIT:Anyone got any experience with the Fuji Jari? It is very reasonably priced, and I don't need anything bulletproof or anything.

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Hello!

I am contemplating doing the Four Rivers Cycle Path in South Korea next year some time. I am having some trouble finding some answers to my questions so I was hoping some of you have already experienced this trail.

  1. Is this 100% separated from the road? If not, what portion is sharing lanes with traffic? I know some parts are on roads but divided but I cant find anywhere if any sections fully share the road with traffic.
  2. Follow Up, what's cycling like in South Korea in terms of motorists?
  3. Whats the real deal with wild camping in South Korea? Is it allowed? I'd prefer this over motels. All of the anecdotes online just said people did it and nothing happened but I'm not a huge fan of this mentality. I'd like to know what I'm getting myself into.
  4. It'll be my first time traveling to Asia and am super excited. Any extra advice for traveling, cycling there, or just South Korea in general would be appreciated.
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Hey guys,

just got a gravel bike and am getting some light bike packing gear. Whats the best setup in your opinion to make some good coffee with little weight and can pack down well? I'm not very picky in my coffee btw, except instant!

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Hi Reddit,

Apparently, I'm embarrassed enough about this create a throwaway.

I love the Pacific Coast, and I especially love touring it. Over the last half decade, I've ridden several pieces of it several times. That includes the one summer I quit my job, and did the entire route, starting in Vancouver and finishing at the Mexican/American border. I've done it alone; I've done it with company. I've camped the entire way, and I stayed in hotels.

I love bike touring - I love the adventure, the independence, and exploring new areas. But honestly - when I consider other areas to tour, I can't help but compare it (unfavorably) against the Pacific Coast. The Pacific coast has a lot of advantages - I like always being near beaches and oceans; You're never more than a half day's ride from a town; and obviously it's nice touring in your own country without language and immigration barriers.

I'd like to do another tour. Potentially something on an entire different continent. When I look at these folks riding through Kazakhstan or Bolivia, I'm impressed, but intimidated.

To the experienced tourers out there: Is there anything similar to the Pacific Coast Tour in the US? Something not too remote, preferably warm and welcoming to Americans? Ideally, with a Cosmopolitan city somewhere on the route and minimal language issues? Any recommendations? I'm open to anything.

Thanks all.

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I'm new to cycle touring and am thinking of riding from FL panhandle to Colorado come spring. Couple of things I was wondering:

Are there any websites out there that are good for stitching together a route to incorporate as much trail riding with side streets?

Anything that you've found that is overlooked while packing supplies (I'm a fairly OCD camper/hiker).

And I know the vast majority of people live in a state of fear of the unknown (I've had people say, you'll disappear, or get robbed, rednecks will fuck with ya just because). So can yall share both bad things as such that has happened to you riders personally? And what you all do to mitigate some of those risk?

Thanks in advance for any help yall can provide...ride safe

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