After cycling through over 100 countries, let me present the simple books I wish I had when I started!
This is the ultimate package to assist you with bicycle touring. I will help you navigate through buying the best touring bike possible, I will then share the most important things to consider both before and during your very own bicycle tour.
These two beautiful books have been crafted to make the buying and doing process as easy as possible. By equipping you with the best information, you’ll make the most informed decisions that save you so much time and money.
YOU’LL BE GETTING:
✓ Bicycle Touring in One Hour – the fastest way to learn about how to travel by bike
✓ The 2023 Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide – the best touring bike comparison tool that will help you make an informed decision (updated yearly for free!)
HOW TO BUY
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LET ME FAST-TRACK MY EXPERIENCE TO YOU
I’ve been researching, testing and writing about touring bikes and travel for years. There is nothing I am more passionate about. These books are an overview of all of my knowledge condensed into a simple and easy-to-read format.
THE TOURING BICYCLE BUYER’S GUIDE WILL:
✓ Help you understand the most important characteristics of a touring bike
✓ Narrow down the best touring bikes for you
✓ Allow you to compare the sizing, steering and gear ratios of 290+ current touring bikes
✓ Show you how to buy a touring bike in the right size – without ever seeing it
✓ Keep you annually updated with the latest bikes and technology – free of charge
BICYCLE TOURING IN ONE HOUR WILL:
✓ Arm you with the knowledge, confidence and inspiration to conduct wildly successful bike trips
✓ Give you a sound understanding of the important things to consider both before and during your tour
✓ Provide you with the tips and secrets that have made my bike travel such a success
✓ Make the 600+ free resources on CyclingAbout.com even more useful
LEARN QUICK WITH CONCISE DIAGRAMS, GRAPHS AND TABLES
THE ONLY BICYCLE BOOK THAT ADDRESSES:
✓ How to buy and virtually compare touring bikes without ever test riding them (it can be hard to find touring bikes in shops – especially in your size)
✓ How to virtually size your touring bike from any other type of bike (road, mountain, cyclocross, hybrid)
✓ What the best touring bike is for different types of terrain (based on pannier weight, gear ratios, tyre widths and more)
✓ Bike Durability vs. Cost (finding the ‘sweet spot’ where you get maximum durability for your money)
Bicycle Touring in One Hour – information spanning from trip planning and preparation, right through to all of the things you need to know while you’re on the road. It is a complete guide that can remove much of the doubt that people have before the tour.
BEFORE YOUR TOUR
Different Types of Bicycle Tour
By Yourself or With Others
Choosing a Destination
Choosing Your Bicycle
Carrying Your Gear
Choosing Your Gear
Choosing Your Clothing
Tools and Spare Parts
Documenting Your Trip
DURING YOUR TOUR
Currency, Exchange, Credit
Food and Nutrition
Being Comfortable on a Bicycle Tour
Finding Your Way Around
Finding The Internet
The 2023 Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide – information about the key touring bike characteristics, how to narrow down the best bikes for you, how to compare touring bikes, and how to get the right size touring bike without ever testing it. I’ve created chapter summaries to help you remember the key information.
LEARNING ALL ABOUT TOURING BIKES
What is a Touring Bike?
Frame Material and Construction
Comfort – Handlebars
Comfort – Saddles
Comfort – Components
Gear Shifting and Parts
Pedals and Clipping In
Price and Value
Different Types of Touring Bike
Narrowing Your Options
COMPARING AND SELECTING YOUR TOURING BIKE
How to Best Use This Guide
How to Size Up and Compare Bike Sizes
Bike-On-Bike Comparison Tool
Advanced Sizing Factors: Stems
Comparing Steering Feel
Comparing Gear Inches
20+ Long Distance Touring – with Drop Handlebars
50+ Long Distance Touring – with Flat Handlebars
20+ Long Distance Trekking – with Flat Handlebars
20+ Off-Road Touring – with Drop Handlebars
30+ Off-Road Touring – with Flat Handlebars
80+ Light Touring / Bikepacking / Gravel – with Drop Handlebars
20+ Light Touring / Bikepacking / Gravel – with Flat Handlebars
15+ Step-Through Touring – with Flat Handlebars
80+ Bikes – with a Gearbox Drivetrain
COMPARE 137 OF THE BEST TOURING BIKE BRANDS SIDE-BY-SIDE
8Bar, Accent, All City, Author, Avaghon, Bassi, Bearclaw, Bergamont, Bianchi, Bombtrack, Bottcher, Breadwinner, Breezer, Brodie, Brother Cycles, Campus, Cannondale, Canyon, Carver, Chumba, Centurion, Cinelli, Commencal, Co-Motion, Contoura, Conway, Co-Op Cycles, Cotic, Cresta, Cube, Curve, Dawes, Devinci, Diamant, Diamondback, Fairlight, Falkenjagd, Finna, Focus, Forme, Fuji, Fustle, Fyxation, Genesis, Ghost, Giant, Gudereit, Holdsworth, Hudski, Idworx, Intec, Jamis, Jan Janssen, Jones, Kalkhoff, KHS, Kindhuman, Kinesis, Kocmo, KOGA, Kona, KTM, Kross, Landyachtz, Lapierre, Marin, Masi, Mason, Maxx, Merida, Mongoose, MTB Cycletech, Musing, Nicolai, Niner, Norco, NS, Obed, Octane One, On-One, Orbea, Orro, Ortler, Panorama, Patria, Pelego, Poison, Polygon, Poseidon, Priority, Pure Cycles, Quantor, Raberneick, Radon, Ragley, Rennstahl, Ribble, Ridgeback, Riverside, Rock Machine, Rondo, Rose, Salsa, Santos, Shand, Simplon, Sonder, SPA Cycles, Specialized, Standert, Stanforth, State Bicycle Co, Stevens, Surly, Temple Cycles, The Light Blue, Thorn, Tifosi, Titus, Tour de Swisse, Tout Terrain, Trek, Trenga, Triban, Tumbleweed, TwinSix, Van Nicholas, Veloheld, Velotraum, Vermont, Viathon, Vitus, Vivente, VSF, Whyte, Wilier and Winora.
WHAT FORMAT DO THE BOOKS COME IN?
These books are digital downloads. Save the interactive PDF to your computer and open it in full screen for the best viewing. The reason I don’t print is due to the need for these books to always be current – that’s why I offer free yearly updates. You will pay securely with Paypal or a credit card (I’ve purchased the most secure SSL certificates), then receive your email link within minutes.
THE LATEST BIKES ARE ALMOST OUT, SHOULD I WAIT TO BUY THESE BOOKS?
There is no need to wait. These books are updated yearly for free after manufacturers have confirmed their latest sizing, specification and colours. You will be notified of the 2024 update and be able to download it at no charge. Your purchase is effectively a lifetime free subscription!
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or find them separately…
WHY ARE THESE BOOKS A GREAT WAY TO LEARN ABOUT BIKE TOURING?
While many books attempt to tell you everything about a topic, I understand that it’s easy to get overwhelmed by huge volumes of information. My approach is to arm you with the basic framework so that you can fill in the gaps!
These books are solely designed to help you make the most informed decisions. The Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide is the only bicycle book that offers a true comparison for sizing, steering, gear ratios, frame materials, tyre clearance and more. Bicycle Touring in One Hour is written concisely to provides you with the essentials, free of clutter.