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    bike wanted in Vancouver for Great Divide

    Hello bike enthusiasts!

    I am planning to bike the Great Divide of the Rocky Mountains this summer starting in July. (http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/greatdivide.cfm)

    I will fly in to Vancoouver and will still have to organize some equipment for the trip. Ive already done a couple trips in Europe so I (hope I;-) know what I am doing.

    Especially I need a mountain bike - durable and reliant for this kind of trip. I will travel with panniers on the back.

    Does anyone have any advice on this?
    - what kind of bike to buy in Vancouver?
    - recommendations of bike shops?
    - anyone selling a bike which workds for that trip? I really depend on good condition
    - any other tipps?

    For example I have the specialized Rockhopper (or Hardrock) in mind, since it is a good MTB which can also be used for touring. Price range is up to 1000 CAD

    Thanks for your help!

    cheers ben

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    anyone can help?

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    rain-forest commuter
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    You could try Sports Junkies - they have 2 stores and carry a mix of new and used bicycles.

    Otherwise, for this type of cycling, you could try any of the following stores:
    Bike Doctor
    Deep Cove Cycles
    Bicycle Sports Pacific
    Mighty Riders
    Jubilee Cycles
    John Henry the Bicycle Man

    I've dealt with each of these stores and they are all good.
    2008 Kona Dr. Dew
    2002 Kona MokoMoko
    1994 Giant Cadex
    1990 Breezer Thunder

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    thanks! will check it out!

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