If you’ve had bike stores sing you the praises of the Surly Long Haul Trucker for touring but found it not quite to your liking after a test drive, you might be be a candidate for Fuji’s Touring frame through its paces. Each year, Fuji makes the Touring model in a different color—2013’s is a beautiful charcoal with red accents. The difficulty will be finding a Fuji Touring to test ride in your size. But persevere, if possible, as it's a classic, solid bike.
Good to Know: If neither Fuji nor Surly frames seem right for you and touring is your goal, it’s time to head to Terry and check out the semi-custom Doñana.