Forward vs. Upright riding for long touring

Berry78

Active Member
For the sake of this post, lets say "long" distance is 80 miles in a day. If a rider goes 20mph, then it means sitting on the bike for 4 hours.... Sheesh, seems like a person could double it! But I digress...

So, if comfort cruisers are comfortable, would it make sense to enjoy the upright position (assuming the motor renders the aero position a moot point?)..

Or, is the more forward, aggressive position still better?
 

Ravi Kempaiah

Well-Known Member
For the sake of this post, lets say "long" distance is 80 miles in a day. If a rider goes 20mph, then it means sitting on the bike for 4 hours.... Sheesh, seems like a person could double it! But I digress...

So, if comfort cruisers are comfortable, would it make sense to enjoy the upright position (assuming the motor renders the aero position a moot point?)..

Or, is the more forward, aggressive position still better?
80 miles a day is def doable.
If it's once in 2 weeks kind of thing, upright geometry would be easier on your shoulders and elbows. If you're doing this fairly regularly, aero geometry is a must (especially, being able to rest your elbows makes a big difference)
If you ride upright and at 20mph, then you need at least 1000Whr to cover that distance or just carry the charger with you.