Kona Sutra Touring
Kona’s bike designers are thorough.
In designing the Sutra, they planned for every eventuality, and made a bike that can get you through the most arduous tour without any unpleasant surprises.
The Sutra’s equipment is overbuilt in areas that typically cause problems on a long tour. The hubs, rims, spokes and tires can handle the worst road and the biggest load. The rack will support much heavier loads than you probably want to carry. The disc brakes, tucked out of the way of your bags, will stop you smoothly and with power to spare.
The bike comes with a Brooks saddle (so you won’t have to buy one later), it has disc rotors large enough to dissipate heat on long mountain descents, thru-axles instead of QR skewers, and enough attachment points for about thirty water bottle cages and a dozen carrying racks.