Can I use a mountain bike for touring?

Travel Forums General Talk Can I use a mountain bike for touring?

1. Posted by sejalsmith (Budding Member 2 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Actually, I want to go on a tour. I have a mountain bike. so how about if I go by mountain bike? Please give Suggestions in below comment section.

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 4410 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

From where to where?

I know that some tourists fly their bikes overseas and then travel around. Fly the bike back home when they leave. (You pay to bring the bike.)

If starting at your hometown and just heading out, I guess your only limits are money, endurance and oceans.

3. Posted by josephtony (Budding Member 2 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

Depends on who's doing the carrying and frame material Carbon fiber and panniers or any rack will be an expensive mistake. In my case, that'd be $5000 too much. Stick to good steel, NOT that cheap shit at Walmart or other stores like it.

4. Posted by emafia (Budding Member 6 posts) 3h Star this if you like it!

I want suggest, not to go with your MTB's long distance. Beacause its not made for the road. You will be bored if you long term ride your mountain bike.