Mountainbikes vs off-road touring bikes, so much doubt..

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1/12/2019 12:14 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/13/2019 10:56 AM

Greetings, I have come here for help as I am kind of bumping into a lot of difficulties which I can't seem to tackle. The biggest problem is that I would want to test all kinds of bikes on all kinds of trails, but I can not do any of that. What I would like to do in the near future: ride mountainbike routes, starting from beginner to more advanced, but also, do some short off-road bikepacking tours and maybe weeklong trips.

Problem: I don't know what bike to buy. There are so little mountainbike shops in my country, and nearly no bicycle touring ones. Should I get a standard hard tail and try to mount some bikepacking bags on it? Or full suspension? But I would also like to carry my climbing gear with me, so will I even have enough bag room? Or, should I just buy an off-road touring bike like the surly ECR or something more like the Karate Monkey? Then again, can I ever use them for advanced mountainbike trails?
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1/12/2019 12:17 PM

Stick to green lanes.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

1/12/2019 12:40 PM

Umm... Ktm tree fiddy?

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