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!