June 23, 2008 11:38 PM Subscribe
Should I get a racer or a tourer?
posted by Kiwi to sports, hobbies, & recreation (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Are there any particular advantages of a racing over a touring bicycle? I'm talking mainly in terms of differences between frame geometries, mudguard (fender) incompatibility etc.
Specifically, I'm trying to decide between Condor Cycles' Italia
Will be used mainly for commuting but also a little racing. This will be my first non-mountain bike; there is something nice about the single-mindedness of a pure racing bike, but will this end up being a bit much in potholed EC1?