April 7, 2017 - Josh Tack is Adventure Cycling's Membership Manager and posts to his Touring Gear & Tips blog every month.
Whether it comes once a year or once in a blue moon, nothing beats new bike day. If you’re in the market for a new ride this year, I hope you’ve had a chance to check out our most recent issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine, featuring the annual Cyclists’ Travel Guide.
In this issue, technical editor Nick Legan breaks down frame geometry, materials, and components to help you better understand how to pick out the best bike for your riding style. You’ll also find a couple of comprehensive bike reviews on two classic steeds — the Trek 520 and Surly Disc Trucker — as well as a listing of nearly 100 travel bike manufacturers.
Packed with 76 pages of gear reviews, helpful advice, and stories from the road, I might be so bold as to say this is one of our best issues to date. If you’re not a member, and missed out on this issue, I have some good news: request a sample issue of Adventure Cyclist by Sunday, April 9, and I’ll send a copy your way.
Cover photo by Jonas Pischke
TOURING GEAR & TIPS is written by Joshua Tack of Adventure Cycling’s member services department. It appears once each month, highlighting technical aspects of bicycle touring and offering advice to help better prepare you for the journey ahead. Look for Josh’s “Fine Tuned” column in Adventure Cyclist magazine as well.