Saturday, 5 December 2009
The bike I'm planning to do the trip on is a Giant CRS 2.0 City, that I use for cycling to work and general weekend runs. It cost around £400 (although it actually cost me £200 through the cycle to work scheme) and is fairly lightweight, has a good range of gears, a comfortable memory foam saddle, quite thin tyres and no suspension. I've added pedals with Shimano clips and handlebar ends, as you can see. I plan to remove the luggage rack and stand to reduce the weight further. I'll probably use a small saddle bag for carrying essentials, that is slightly larger than the one pictured, as I don't like cycling with a rucksack.