The touring bike is the perfect bike if you want to live on your bike. Trust us, you don’t want to use a road bike to do the job of a touring bike. Yes, there are people out there who have, but if they claim they enjoyed it they were either pretty lucky or they’re not letting on that their trip was hell. Whether you’re riding across the country or just enjoying a slow ride with the family on the weekend, these bikes are the most comfortable. Wider tires, comfortable positions, super-wide gear ratios… what’s not to like? Sure these luxuries may add 5 extra pounds but it’s all worth it in the end!