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Old 02-03-2013, 02:55 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by chasbmw View Post
Back then I went RTW on standard airhead road bikes, two up with camping gear (pre GS days). Quite a lot of the roads out side of Europe and north America were pretty rough, but a set of standard Craven panniers worked fine with only a little bit of remedial welding required in Ecquador. Australia included a lot of dirt roads, some rough.

Spend your money on the toughest suspension you can find and does not mean Ohlins. Plus decent panniers. Modern tents are very lightweight and I still enjoy sleeping under canvas, even if I eat out.

All very good advice. Back "in the day" it was well known in Oz that the /5, /6, and /7 subframes were weak and a Craven rack helped beef things up.

Hyperpro is the rear suspension I would choose over anything, these days.
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