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Idiot question no.3465

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 22 Oct 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    On my frame is proudly states 'Touring Geometry'. What is touring geometry? How does this compare to 'normal geometry'?:rolleyes:
  2. col

    col Veteran

    Im curious too,but at a guess,i would say its for stiffer riding,in races possibly,or a more giving ride for touring,like i said,just a guesss:smile:
  3. Membrane

    Membrane New Member

    Typically longer wheelbase and more relaxed steering rake. This makes a touring bike less nervous compared to your average road bike (steering isn't as sharp).
  4. OP

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ..I dunno...my bike always looks very nervous when I try to get on it!:rolleyes:

    Thanks for explaining.:rolleyes:
  5. andrew_s

    andrew_s Veteran

    Also long chainstays stop you clipping the panniers with your heels
  6. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Touring Geometry, I had never noticed that. My mate has a Dawes mtb, but it does not say Mountain Geometry:biggrin:
  7. Regulator

    Regulator Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.

    I had this explained to me the other day. Its to do with the angle between the top tube and the head tube.