On 2007-09-28, at 1:38 AM, Andrew Priest wrote:
> Anyway I am keen to get into off-road touring (extending my current
> bushwalking activities) and I am looking around for a suitable
> mountain bike and tossing up the options in terms of BOB or a
> Xtracycle or panniers.
> Locally a 2007 Avanti Ridge Rider <http://www.avantibikes.com/comp-
> mtb/montari.aspx?bid=37> has come up for sale and I am interested
> in any comments as to whether it would be okay with the Xtracycle
> mod. Also would appreciate any advice from those who tour with an
That bike should fit ok. If you are off-road, maybe you leave the
tires and handlebars as is -- if you were on-road, I would recommend
big smooth slick(-ish) tires, and different bars, maybe Nitto Albatross.