You should have arrived at this page from Honey’s Bike Matcher tool.

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You’ve told us you like riding on back-roads of pavement and dirt in generally temperate climate conditions. This bike just keeps getting better and better! Finally, on this page we’re showing you some bikes that might be appropriate for these parameters. The bike model familiy that’s best for most of this kind of riding is the Honey MidDurance Titanium.

Because every Honey Bike has a thoughtfully chosen parts kit, the bike is ready to ride outstandingly in almost every situation. Regardless, we can tune your bike’s characteristics to make it even more perfect if some performance aspects are more important than others. For example if confident descending is more important than light weight, or if durability is more important than affordability, we would make different recommendations for bike model and kit details. We call this Bike Tuning.

In order to help you choose which model is ideal we have one last question for you. Question Three:

Which performance characteristics are most important to you?

Which Bike Model Matches Best
to What's Most Important to You?
MidDurance Titanium,
Shimano Ultegra 8000 Mechanical
MidDurance Titanium,
Shimano Ultegra 8050 Electronic
MidDurance Titanium,
SRAM Rival
Allroads Titanium,
Shimano Ultegra 8000
Disc brake, mechanical
A balance of everything
1st choice2nd choice3rd choice
Extra durability & self-sufficiency
1st choice3rd choice2nd choice
Descending more surefootedly2nd choice3rd choice1st choice
The best climbing, lightest, fastest bike
3rd choice1st choice2nd choice
Affordabilty
2nd choice1st choice3rd choice

To choose your ideal bike, click on the bike model in the table header. If that's not clickable, email us for details.

Defining What’s Important

  • A balance of everything: I ride a bit of everything and I’m not looking to have any one attribute overshadow any others. Some of all of these characteristics are important.

  • Descending more surefootedly: Descending faster or more safely and more surefooted is extra important. Do you ride long technical descents? Do you ride in an area with lots of short steep descents? Do you have challenges with descending in all types of conditions and terrains? Choosing the bike model optimized for descending will help you in these areas.

  • Extra durability & self-sufficiency:

    • Extra durable or heavy duty is important. I’m really tough on equipment, I tend to break stuff. When me and my bike are fully loaded including me, bike, bags, hydration, and food all combined weigh more than about 260 lbs extra durability might be a good idea.

    • Self-sufficiency and trail-side repair-ability is important. You need a setup you can fix yourself because won’t be able to call someone to pick you up if you have a mechanical. This tends to be relevant for adventure riding and some types of endurance riding.

    • Minimal maintenance: I don’t take care of my bike. I’d rather be riding than working on my bike.

    The best climbing, lightest, fastest bike:

    • Climbing faster or easier is important. Do you ride a lot of long steady climbs? Do you ride in an area with short punchy hills or particularly steep climbs?

    • Lightweight is important. I know that lighter rides better. The bike is easier to handle and performs better at any speed on any surface.

    • I’m a really light rider and am really easy on equipment. I never break anything and I don’t want a bike that’s overbuilt.

    • High speed is important. I want to ride faster and keep up with faster riders. I need every advantage I can get.

  • Affordability: This is a big investment and I want to manage the initial cost. I want the bike to have inexpensive easy to replace parts. Maybe I’ll upgrade parts later. Determining the total cost of ownership for any bike is difficult. There are usually trade-offs to be made.