The Witness - Wheels - - BIKING -

To an­swer this ques­tion, here’s a quick dual-sport buy­ing guide.

If you spend your week­ends do­ing off-road rid­ing but need to com­mute on your bike dur­ing the week, look for a dual-pur­pose bike.

If you need a bike with which you can cross the con­ti­nent with­out be­ing fazed by bad or even non-ex­is­tent roads, an ad­ven­ture bike will do the trick.

If you want to tour com­fort­ably mostly on tar roads but be able to ex­plore the odd dirt road or cat­tle track, con­sider an ad­ven­ture tourer.

And fi­nally, if you like the ma­cho look of ad­ven­ture bikes but don’t want to sac­ri­fice too much in terms of per­for­mance and han­dling, go straight to the ad­ven­ture sport depart­ment at the deal­er­ship.

As you can see, your in­tended use is the best guide when de­cid­ing on which bike to buy.

Du­alies are true multi-pur­pose ma­chines — re­gard­less of what you set­tle on, you are likely to find that your bike will be able to han­dle al­most any­thing you throw at it.

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