[Top 10 ] Best Touring Bikes in India [Updated 2018]

What are the different types of bike trips?

2. What’s your budget?

Best touring bikes: Folding

Bike Friday New World Tourer:

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  • Folds to fit into a small space, 32 x 24 x 12” . You can even disassemble to fit into the Samsonite F”lite GT 31 suitcase. The case has Airline approved dimensions.
  • For riders up to 220-lbs (100 kg) or the heavy rider version 260-lbs (118 kg)
  • Lighter frames available for smaller/lighter riders under 150 lbs (68 kg)
  • Takes front and rear racks, (up to 3 bottle cages) & many other standard accessories
  • Different drivetrains are available. This includes Gates Carbon Belt Drive with Internal Hub
  • Comes with V brake. However, you can fit Disc brake as well
  • All versions have Electric Assist options with travel legal batteries

Bike Friday Pocket Lama:

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  • For riders up to 230 lbs (105 kg)
  • The sturdier frame is available for riders up to 330 lbs (150 kg). The frame is called the Diamond Llama.
  • Takes wider tires up to 2.1″ (5.5 cm)
  • Folds to fit into space 32″ x 24″ x 12″ and will disassemble to fit into the Samsonite F”lite GT 31 suitcase. The case dimensions are 31″ x 21″ x 12″
  • Takes front and rear racks for loaded touring
  • Electric assist available — Rear or Front Drive E-Bike Systems
  • Internal Hub options available

Best touring bikes for your money

Surly long haul trucker:

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Best cheap touring bikes:

Fuji touring bike:

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Trek 520:

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  • Chromoly disc Frame to suit the heavy loads and high miles of multi-day touring
  • Alloy Disc Fork for durability across different weather conditions
  • Shimano Sora/Alivio 27 Speed Drivetrain for super fast, light and accurate shifting
  • TRP Spyre C 2.0 Mechanical Disc Brakes for controlled stopping in any weather
  • Bontrager H1 700 x 38c Tyres give plenty of grip and comfort in all conditions

Specialized AWOL:

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World Traveller Signature by Koga Miyata:

Commotion Americano (700c wheels):

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Kona Sutra:

best touring bikes
  • Frame Material: Kona Cromoly Butted
  • Fork: Kona Project Two Cromoly Disc Touring
  • Wheels: WTB ST i19 TCS 700c
  • Crankset: Shimano Deore
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Deore/Alivio 9spd
  • Brakes: Tektro RRL-A 160mm front / 160mm rear rotor
  • Tires: Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 700x40c
  • Saddle: Brooks B17 Leather
  • Extra: Fenders w/ Mudflaps, Pannier Rack

Roux Etape 150:

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Now It’s Your Turn…

Special Thanks to Kunal Mithril for helping us collate this list.

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