choices for a tourer/audax/allday bike…………….help.
ton – Member
i do like the look of the konas.
and out of the two the sutra is looking the best.
anyone got one.
Just to oblige…
Note that mine is an earlier model though. Slidey dropouts, STIs etc – but then it was also a bit more expensive. Good choice for you Ton – they’re built “robust”.Posted 8 years ago
I don’t see why not. What do you think an Audax bike needs specifically? A bit of comfort, stability, speed, space for hanging mudguards & stuff?
Mine has toured the Western Isles loaded up with panniers, I’ve done 70-mile days on it, I’ve taken part in a Triathlon, it’s used around town and for commuting and it’s had lumpy tyres and been around the Pentlands.Posted 8 years ago
got a few choices in my head, but i can’t decide which way to go…
the £1000 model
help!!!!!!!Posted 8 years agodjgloverMemberOrangeChammyMember
I ditched my road bike in favour of a lightweight crosser for using for long rides, light touring and commuting. Looked at Konas, genesis etc. but all a bit beefy and fairly average frames. Managed to get a 2008 Cannondale CAAD9 for £1k (about £250 off) still seen a few kicking about – its a great quality frame, 105 gears and carbon fork… rides light as a road bike but takes a beating, I think it is actually faster than my road bike as you dont have to slow and avoid as much rough stuff/potholes, weighs about the same.
It lacks top rack mounts as it has a wishbone rear end, a £4 m-part seatclamp with rackmount integrated sorted it. plenty of room for full guards and a bargain half price madison stainless rack from petra cycles – bobs you uncle, a nice tourer – lighter and more lively than almost any other crosser/audax/tourer I have seen.Posted 8 years agoGuillianoMember
That’s what you want as a tourer….
Or for an audax bike…..Posted 8 years ago
my two one for on/off tour and winter clubruns and t’other for best (tho i still use guards all year round) can take rear rack too
different budget bikes but both would suit your needs depending on budget
surly is great too as clip off guards and its great in the mud 😉
Posted 8 years ago
The 08 Sutra is heavy, it also has severe toe-overlap. The Racks are also very cheap and nasty. if it were used soley as a tourer then ok, but anything else and it would be found wanting due to slow, uninterestring ride. A Jake the Snake would be a better choice if you like Kona, the honky-tonk is about £150 overpriced. and heavy.
The Vapor from Genesis would also make a fine bike for your needs.Posted 8 years agouplinkMember
I rode a Caygill on/off road bike on a 150 mile ride last year & I can honestly say it was the most comfortable bike I’ve ever riddenPosted 8 years ago
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