Best Touring Bikes 2019 Comparison Tables

We analyzed over a dozen professional reviews, drew on our own personal experience, and consulted with long-time bike tourers and a bike mechanic to pick our best touring bikes for 2019. The tables below summarize the data we collected in the process.

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price, extras, warranty, reviews

The table below summarizes the price, extras included, warranty, and notable reviews.

MODELPRICEEXTRAS INCLUDEDWARRANTYNOTABLE REVIEW
$1,680 Front and back racks, clip-in pedalsLifetime frame warranty for original ownerRoad.cc
$1,550 None3 years limited warranty on frame against defectsGoing Around Places
$1,275 None3 years limited warranty on frame against defectsTom's Bike Trip
$1,199 Rear rack, touring pedals w/ clips and strapsLifetime frame warranty for original ownerCyclingabout
$999 Rear rack, touring pedals w/ clips and strapsLifetime frame warranty for original ownerCyclingabout
 

build, notes, pros & cons

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MODELBRAKESFRAMEWEIGHT LIMIT (POUNDS)NOTESPROSCONS
DiscChromoly275700cc. Can fit 29x2 tires for off road. Front rack 33 lb capacity. Rear rack 55 lb. Racks are aluminumExceptional value for a complete road touring bikeRelatively low weight limit (275 lbs for the rider, bike, and gear)
DiscChromoly330Comes in a 26" or 700c ModelSame time tested quality of the LHT with disc brakesDoes not include racks or pedals.
RimChromoly330Comes in a 26" or 700c ModelTime tested standard for road bike touring... reliable, good quality, excellent at carrying heavy loads, capable of accomodating larger tires for gravel or dirt roads.Does not include racks or pedals
DiscChromoly355700c tiresGreat value for an entry-level touring or commuter bike.Rear rack is only rated for 40lbs. Several reviewers noted that the seat is not comfortable.
RimChromoly355700c tiresGreat value for an entry-level touring or commuter bike.Rear rack is only rated for 40lbs. Several reviewers noted that the seat is not comfortable.