Good morning, good afternoon.. and maybe.. good night guys
I'm new here and I'm Thai living in Bangkok. I have plan to ride from Bangkok to India next year but I have difficulties finding knowledge about touring bike as it is not popular amongs SE Asian people.
For the trip to India(Thailand - Laos - China - Tibet - Nepal - India)-Myself = 160 pounds
-stuff + my bike = 110 pounds
May anyone please kindly advise
1.I have been using XTR 09 hubs for a while but never carry such heavy load. Is XTR hub gonna survive the India trip?
2.I have learned from other threads that Phil Wood is the best for touring hub but there are none here. I might order it from the USA but after sales any many more (just in case) will be a pain. Can Chris King compete with Phil Wood in terms of fully loaded touring hub?
3.I'm currently using 32 spoke hubs and rims... why? That's what we can find here Do I need to upgrade to 36 or 40 spokes??
4.I'm using Kona Sutra 09 (the green one). The only annoying thing I have experienced until now is there is no kick stand to fit this frame. But for fully loaded...What to you guys think?
Thank you very much for every advice.