Hey everyone,
I know that there are some people on this forum who have lived or do live in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I am moving there this summer, and am trying to find out what sort of shops are there. I am making a move from road bike to mountain bike, seeing as how I will be living very close to some mountains. My main question is: should I buy an inexpensive bike here and bring it with me (I will have free luggage space) or can I expect to be able to buy a reasonably priced decent quality bike there? I am hoping to spend about $300 (obviously I am not looking for high end - just commuting and light trails), and am not sure the best way to go...

thanks for any help!