Want a bike that you can take away on tour and is perfect for commuting too? The design of a touring bike is near identical to that of a solid commuter, so you can have your cake and eat it too. Touring bikes have long chainstays to avoid clipping your heels on panniers. They feature all the braze-ons for racks & mud guards, and allow plenty of room for comfortable tyres. A low bottom bracket and an oversized top tube stop the bike flexing too much. This makes the ride stable and comfortable both loaded and unloaded.