Touring bikes are generally made for long distance riding with a more relaxed geometory, have frame access for larger tyres and mountings for mudguards, racks (some front and rear), multiple bottle mounts
The Light Blue – Darwin D Tour – World Class Touring Bike
The Darwin’s comfortable Reynolds 725 steel frame gives a versatile chassis on which to build a World class tourer. Using Shimano Tiagra 4703 10 speed triple transmission set, the Darwin D Tour is a serious long-distance touring machine. With 50/39/30 chainrings up front and an 11-34 cassette at the rear, it has a comprehensive range of ratios to cope with almost any roads you’ll encounter.
Genetic’s 11 degree ‘flared’ drop handlebars offer improved comfort and control over traditional racing drop bars. While their STV saddle and padded cork type handlebar tape bring quality contact points to the rider.
For those who prefer a non-drop handlebar set-up, Tioga flat handlebars are also an option.
International Standard 160mm Discs with TRP Spyre callipers will haul down the speed when required, and being cable operated, are relatively easy to maintain if you venture far.
Halo’s premium level Vapour GXC Supadrive Tour 36H wheelset, mated 35C Schwalbe Marathon GT Tour tyres, give great comfort, grip and durability. The Vapour rims are also future compatible with tubeless tyres.
With multiple carrier fixing points and mudguard eyelets, plus triple bosses for luggage cages on the forks, the versatile Darwin D-tour is the natural selection for any epic riding adventures
The Light Blue – Darwin Speedtour – Inter-continental Touring bike
The Darwin’s comfortable Reynolds 725 steel frame gives a versatile chassis on which to build a World class tourer. The adjustable ADS-3 dropout system allows for fitment of the iconic 14 speed Rohloff Speedhub giving the equivalent gear range of a typical 27 speed mountain bike, but quietly running protected, inside the rear wheel hub. The Darwin has a split rear seat stay, so can also be built with a belt drive and is Gates certified.
The leather covered Passport Pilot saddle in conjunction with the multi position Zygote touring bars from Genetic, mean that an all day, high comfort, long distance touring position can be achieved.
International Standard 160mm Discs with TRP Spyre calipers will haul down the speed when required, and being cable operated, are relatively easy to maintain if you venture far.
With multiple carrier fixing points and mudguard eyelets, plus lug cage mounts on the forks, the versatile Darwin frame can allow your bike to evolve to meet your desires.
The Darwin Speedtour is truly a versatile machine.