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Need advice from folks who have done Manali-Leh and/or Ladakh Spiti rides (India)

Old 06-20-12, 08:43 AM
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Need advice from folks who have done Manali-Leh and/or Ladakh Spiti rides (India)

Hello

I am thinking of spending some time in the Indian Himalayas in and around Lahaul Spiti and Ladakh, and was wondering what your advice might be with respect to the bike itself (i.e. mountain or touring, standard brakes or disk, suspension or not etc). I currently ride a Surly LHT and am very happy with its performance, but given the state of the roads in the Himalayas (i.e. not very good) I wasn't sure if i ought to consider a mountain bike instead.

Any thoughts / advice, especially from those who have ridden in this area, would be greatly appreciated.

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Oh, that is one of my big dreams, for sure, to ride someplace like that! From what I read, the LHT should work OK, but I have no relevant experience at all.

You should certainly look at these stories:

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/l...octype=journal
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