I switched to this bike specifically for bike touring. This beaut has bosses EVERYWHERE! I can mount racks and bags literally everywhere on here. Most racks for the back also work. The bars a little thicker than some after market ones which makes them much more comfortable than some of the people I ride with's bars. The electronic shifting has been a game changer and makes it so running a small bar bag is more feasible because you tap the shifter instead of pushing it all the way inward. I have done some bike tours on it and some massive mixed route rides and this bike has been awesome. I left everything stock except took the tubes out and added some sealant - they were tubeless ready. I highly recommend this bike for any and all gravel/road/bike touring needs.
For sizing reference I am 5'3" with an inseam of 29". I was very worried about the stand over on this but it fits like a glove. Stoked to be on it and can't wait for some more gravel adventures.