If you’re looking to travel comfortably on longer journeys, choose a touring bike or a cross bike for your route. Cross-bikes combine the narrower tyres of touring bikes with MTB features (fork with suspension, disc brakes and chain gears with
up to 30 gears) creating fast all-rounders for fixed and unconsolidated routes. In order to transport luggage on your bike however, we recommend the use of specially designed touring and travel bike models. They are optimised for comfort and great control over many hours in the saddle. Their components are equally carefree, application-oriented and comprehensive. You can expect a firmly installed lighting system with hub dynamo and solid luggage carriers.
Touring bikes are extremely versatile, just as well suited for long trips as for cruising around the city or for the daily commute. Often very affordable, here at bikester.co.uk we have a wide selection available for less than £500.
They usually come complete with:
A wide range of gears so even the steepest of ascents can be easily tackled
Mudguards and lighting which mean neither bad weather nor encroaching darkness will hinder your riding experience
Luggage racks which enable you to carry pannier bags, a tent or other items whilst riding
Some models come complete with spring-loaded seat posts for extra comfort
What is a touring bike used for?
A touring bike is not only suitable for epic journeys through mountain ranges and across country borders; it can also be used to commute and for grocery shopping. In contrast to mountain bikes or road bikes, with a touring bike you have option to carry luggage for longer rides and multi-day trips. These features make the touring bike probably the most versatile kind of bike available.
Find the right touring bike
Our touring bike shop offers many different models for both men and women. When selecting the bike, it is important to select the appropriate frame size. If you value comfort, choose a bike with a sprung seat post and handlebars that offer a variety of different hand positions. View our latest touring bike offers at bikester.co.uk.