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I was noticing Surly speced the 56cm and bigger LHT with 700c wheels, and 54 and smaller LHTs with 26 inch wheels. Why do you suppose that is? I can understand on a really small frame...I have an early 90's Specialized Expedition in the garage that needs some racks and luggage. Rides pretty good!
I think it is to keep a certain aspect of their touring geometry "correct". From what I've learned, they feel that certain parts of the geometry are compromised when you get to using a large wheel on a small frame. I know there are a lot of people out there who wished you could get a LHT in the larger sizes with the 26" wheel, allowing a better world-wide bike in larger sizes as 700s can be hard to find in some parts. That's what I've heard anyway, I could be blowing smoke too. Who knows?BTW - You should get one!!!!!Cheers.
I was just thinking today about how much I love my LHT, too. I was riding full-tilt at nearly 40 mph down a long hill, and the LHT just seems to hunker down and ease along without any uncertainty, wobble, flutter... I've gong offroad and no probs at all, either. A great bike. Glad you are enjoying yours!
I gotta agree. I have several (several..) and the LHT may be the *the* must have of the bunch. Since my commute started again (teacher), I haven't been on another
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