Friend had a nice test drive on a pocket. She likes the smaller feel. I am concerned with the smaller wheels - can it keep up for touring.? Likely 60-80 mile days, county roads. Lots of hills. (RAGBRAI). she would fit fine in the Expedition - x-seam is 41, but she likes the feel of the smaller, compact sized Pocket. Unfortunately, the test drive is limited to riding through the neighborhoods in town. We cant really get a feel for top speed and distance performance. I realize the smaller wheel might make climbing a little easier for her on the pocket, but she has stronger legs than I do, so that is not a concern.
I am most concerned with the Pocket not being able to keep up on flats and downhills.