The 2020 Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide Will Help You Buy The Best Touring Bike
SAVE TIME RESEARCHING ABOUT TOURING BIKES
There are literally hundreds of touring bikes available these days, which is both wonderful for consumers but often quite confusing. I want to make that process easy for you, so I’ve pieced together a beautiful book that will save you so much time and money.
FIND THE BEST TOURING BIKE FOR YOU
This book will help narrow down the best touring bike for your purposes. After reading this book you’ll be able to make an informed decision that will result in the highest performing, best fitting, longest lasting and most comfortable touring bike possible. The best part – free yearly updates, meaning this book will never go out of date!
I’ve been researching, testing and writing about touring bikes for years. There is nothing I am more passionate about. The Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide is an overview of all of my knowledge condensed into a simple and easy to read book.
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 160+ 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
✓ 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)
WHAT’S INSIDE THIS BUYER’S GUIDE?
24 subject areas are waiting, including 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
Advanced Sizing Factors
Comparing Steering Feel
Comparing Gear Inches
Long Distance Touring – with Drop Handlebars
Long Distance Touring – with Flat Handlebars Long Distance Trekking – with Flat Handlebars
Off-Road Touring – with Drop Handlebars
Off-Road Touring – with Flat Handlebars
Light Touring / Bikepacking / Gravel – with Drop Handlebars Step-Through Touring – with Flat Handlebars
The Touring Bicycle Buyer’s Guide is a digital download. Save the interactive PDF to your computer and open in full screen for best viewing. I don’t print this book because of the need for this guide to be current. You will pay securely with Paypal or a credit card (I’ve purchased the most secure SSL certificates), and then get an email link to the most current version.
THE LATEST BIKES ARE ALMOST OUT, SHOULD YOU WAIT TO BUY THIS BOOK?
There is no need to wait. This book is updated yearly for free after manufacturers have confirmed their latest sizing, specification and colours. You will be notified of the 2021 update and be able to download it at no charge. Your purchase is effectively a lifetime free subscription!
YOU ALREADY HAVE A TOURING BIKE. WILL THIS BOOK STILL HELP ME?
Absolutely. Bikes and technology are constantly evolving, and this book will keep you on top of the latest and greatest in bike touring.
WHY IS THIS BOOK A GREAT WAY TO LEARN ABOUT TOURING BIKES?
This book is solely designed to help you make an informed decision about your next touring bike. It is the only bicycle book that offers a true comparison for sizing, steering, gear ratios, frame materials, tyre clearance and more.