A bike is nothing but a frame with some parts screwed on.
The frames of the brands we sell are all well made, but all very different.
The distinctions are in geometry, wheel size, stiffness, material and the most difficult of all choices: the colour.
We made more than one cyclist happy with a Rohloff speed hub, so I wrote a lot about it. Both for the beginner as well as for the advanced biker.
As a traditional cyclist, I am not a huge fan of novelties. The belt drive though is an exception. I have tested it on a Koga Signature in the North-east of India. Only after this heavy duty testing, I was convinced.
What are other parts that you need to pay attention to while touring by bike? The contact points between the bike and your body.