S-E Asia turing or muntain bike?
I'm thinking of going to travel in s-e asia with bicycle and looking for the righ bikes
I'm now in Bangkok and the choise so far is Trek 520 as a turing bike
or Trek 4500/6500 , Merrida sport100/Miami
wich one to choose when the Merida have a beter price,
How is the new Merida models compering to Trek
and if somoneknow abaut good bicycle shop in Bangkok
(I want to ride in Vietnam, Laos,Thailand and Cambodia)
a-yes and also loking for a partner.
thanks very much
I'm doing the North to South Vietnam in mid of Feb with an option for cambodia in a titanium litespeed mountian bike, I did lots of research/reading and a mountain bike would do nicely for the bad roads of vietnam and cambodia. I also have a nice Trek road bike which I will use to do the California Pacific Highway next year.
I've toured simmiler land a few years back, go with the mountain bike. contact these guys find out where they are. email@example.com
his name is ben, he speaks english. they've got really good stuff. its a bit of a hike to their shop in the north of the city. prices maybe a little steep.
I bought a bike off Warachaulk road (???? spelling). in china town about a 20min walk from Khosan rd.
check out these other shops in Bangkok too
Shop My Comment Where ? Phone
Probike. Importer. Top-quality stuff, good selection. Organizing bike events. A bit expensive. North of Lumphini Park 253-3384, 254-1077
Saengthong Bicycles. Excellent service, honest, low prices. Best overall reputation. Prachakaj Rd, Nonthaburi 525-1789, 526-4664
Cannasia. Everything Cannondale. Rare items, cool owner. Near Nana junction 253-3454, 01-332-8687
Viwat Bike. Moderate prices, rare items Phahon Yothin Rd 552-8583, 972-3934
World Bike. Importer Huge selection, odd parts, bargains. Take their good service but not their advice. Ram Inthra Rd 946-4117-9, 510-1041
Sahapatt Bicycle. Moderate prices check GPS 447-0169, 879-4259
Lan Luang Bikeshop. Medium quality, lowest prices Worachak / Chinatown 221-3775, 221-8545
I pulled those details off this website http://www.kutu.com/thai/bike/bybike.htm
I visited World Bike recently. Good selection, but damn expensive.
Best of luck on your S.E. Asia tour!