Touring bikes are designed for efficiency over the long haul, including efficiently carrying a significant amount of gear. They generally include attachment points for racks in front and in back. In order to haul gear, they are generally built to be more stout, which means that they also tend to be heavier than performance or racing bikes. In order to accommodate long-distance rides rather than speed, they also tend to have easier gearing than performance or racing bikes.
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