Designed to comfortably carry a rider and cargo over long distances on primarily paved surfaces.

Typical attributes include:

  • Upright riding position relative to performance road bikes
  • Mounting points for fenders and racks for panniers
  • Long chainstays for weight distribution, and for providing clearance between panniers and the rider's heels
  • Higher trail than traditional road bikes for loaded stability
  • Mounting points for fenders, kickstand, and racks for panniers
  • 26" wheels are often used for strength and ease of procurement, typically 38-50mm wide
  • Often steel-framed for ease of repair
Primary Bar Type: Drop Bar