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That's a tempting offer! I'd love to ride BC!

I actually got the Norco frame in Australia, I worked as a mechanic in a bike shop there for a while. Although they did sell them here in the UK for a while too. Haven't seen any new ones for a few years though.

The Team Edition is just the sweetest hardtail I've ever ridden, with the possible exception of a Litespeed I had a shot of. It's Reynolds 853 and feels just perfect to me, although that could just be because I've had it so long we're like an old married couple!

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So... I have been through a few bikes since this first post, and found my ideal.

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I tried the whole MTB thing. short chain stays (bad for panniers), and you need to upgrade the chainset to make it more long road friendly (£££). and the position is just not 'long haul'.
What is ideal for one is not for another...

I'm considering the Great Divide Route... so I would like

26"wheels - easiest tyre to get anywhere
S&S couplers - for easy of transport around the place
Front forks - say 100mm coil sprung
Disk brakes - less hastle with mud, more stopping power
Steel frame - less likely to be damaged..
chain stay lengths around 450mm ... pannier clearance
Orlieb panniers - water proof + reliable...

At the moment I have for consideration
Thorn Ripio Thorn Ripio Frame & Mt Tura Fork Review - BikeRadar
Gunnar Rock Tour Wilber Force: Gunnar Rock Tour and a rant. What is the cost of a coat of paint?
Salsa Fargo2 Salsa Cycles | Bikes | Fargo 2 Frameset (yes it is for 29".. but fitting 26" to it would not be difficult.
Surly ...

maybe better building one myself?

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I have an old 1990's MTB - chain stay length 430mm, no suspension. I find that with luggage a bit flexable. It has been around Tasmania, south island of New Zealand and unnumbered MTB trips ... looking for the next bicycle. The other bicycle is a carbon framed roadie, nice for a days ride.
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