Just a quick one to hear any opinions on the suitability of the Koga Miyata World traveller for a himalaya trip including the joys of Manali - Leh- Srinigar. Aluminium frame and 60 frame size being a question for someone at 6' 2" and 95 kg.
I was out there last Aug/Sep! I'd definitely consider putting shocks on the front - the Leh-Manali road is constantly subject to rockfall and abuse from thundering heavy Tata trucks, and long sections of it are *very* rough. Apart from that it'll be fine, I reckon. Have a look at the pics below...
Mark Beaumont - holder of the Guinness World Record for fastest circumnavigation by bicycle - rode a Koga Miyata on his RTW tour. I'm betting it's a solid choice.
Originally Posted by colombo357
Hey you need to put on the bar tape. Please promise me via PM that you will put on the bar tape, because if you don't, you won't have any bar tape on your bars, and that'd be bad because you're supposed to have bar tape on your bars where the bar tape goes.
No problems Al, was just ruminating on other choices but have decided to go with the thorn - built to withstand a bomb me thinks. Cant wait to get over there and get started, a case of the most insane itchy feet has now come over me.
will let you know how it all goes