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Touring bikes are built to carry luggage so you can travel completely independently for as long as you like, whether that’s a weekend pootling round the Dales or a couple of years travelling round the world.

These bikes are characterised by stiff, strong frames that are stable when loaded up and that have plenty of mounting points for racks and mudguards. There’s even sometimes an extra pair of bosses under the down tube for a third bottle cage.

You also get a wide gear range to get you and your bags up anything, and powerful V-brakes or discs for control on descents.

All road.cc articles on touring bikes

10 of the best touring bikes — your options for taking off into the beyond
Why your next bike should be a touring bike

Reviews of touring bikes