Unlike higher performance road bikes and mountain bikes, touring bikes have eyelets for attaching racks. They also have the gearing and stable handling required to transport heavy loads. These bikes are also a good choice for those who don’t need the carrying capacity, but who do need low gears for hilly terrain.
Pro: Low gearing, smooth tires, and stable handling make long road rides comfortable. Designed to accommodate touring bags for multi-day rides.
Con: Slower ride and less agile handling than road racing bikes.