Sooner or later I have to get a replacement for the Pig. My budget tops at about $450 (or 400 Euros this side of the lake). Don’t ask exactly where that figure came from; I just gathered it would be decent for an entry commuter / tourer. But I still have little idea about what I am doing.
The first candidate – very high on my list – is the Lapierre Sub 550. This is a French bike. A bit about Lapierre, the company, here. For my budget and the light, beginning touring I’ll be doing with the kids, this is the bike my LBS recommends. This may not be a world tourer but it’ll get me back and forth from work, whenever possible to commute in my rainy Galicia, Spain. Check out the specs. Price about $470 (€ 390, all included). What do you think?