The Cinelli Bootleg Hobo Mens Touring Bike of today has 24,000km of competition and development within its wheels, including two Tours d'Afrique. These epic adventures across all types of terrain helped to shape and inspire the unique characteristics of the Hobo Bootleg: strength, comfort, lightness, perfecting a fine blend of cyclocross and touring machine.
(Trek also debuted a new 720 light touring model. The parts spec uses a traditional touring layout but swaps in some high-tech mountain bike components. The all-new aluminum frame and fork are more reminiscent of a mountain bike than a traditional, steel touring rig.
Dawes has been making its Galaxy tourer for many, many years and it has become legendary among the British touring crowd. Galaxys older than me are still reliably toured to this day. This version, the Galaxy Ultra, is the best-specced model available and, at £1,800, it’s cheaper than the closest priced competitor in this test by a few hundred pounds.
Based on the same frame as the Velocity Sport we tested in early 2018, the Velocity Tour gets a full suite of touring gear, including wide-range gearing (you simply cannot have too low a bottom gear on a tandem), top-quality Tubus racks and Brooks leather saddles.