The frame of your touring bicycle is the backbone of your machine. The components (i.e. derailleurs, shifters, brakes, etc.) can be changed and upgraded over time, but a weak, heavy or uncomfortably stiff frame will remain with you no matter what.
Because of the weight that touring bikes need to carry and the amount of time you will spend on the bike while traveling, the material used in making the frame of a touring bicycle is extremely important.
Of all the touring bike models in the world, there are four main metals used in the construction of touring bicycle frames: steel, aluminum, titanium and platinum.
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