Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    3,218

    Hong Kong: What wheel size?

    For the typical terrain inHong Kong, what are the locals riding?

    I see 26" wheels everywhere. Where as in the USA, is next to impossible to find 26" bikes anymore.

    For dh, 26 and 650 are fine, but how about for cross country rides like dragon back trail at shek o or lantau island? Will a 29" hardtail not be used to its full potnential? I m a very strong climber and former racer, and like bikes that rockets uphill.

    Is it hard to get parts for 29ers and 650b/ or even plus bikes here? What are you guys riding out here?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    170
    In Hong Kong all tyre sizes are well presented even thou the newer bikes sold are 27.5" and 29".
    Spares are at least easy to order.... most of the parts work for which ever wheel size.
    Hart tail are faster but many trails in HK are technical so full suspension easier for your body especially if you have a longer ride.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    115
    Quote Originally Posted by Loll View Post
    For the typical terrain inHong Kong, what are the locals riding?

    I see 26" wheels everywhere. Where as in the USA, is next to impossible to find 26" bikes anymore.

    For dh, 26 and 650 are fine, but how about for cross country rides like dragon back trail at shek o or lantau island? Will a 29" hardtail not be used to its full potnential? I m a very strong climber and former racer, and like bikes that rockets uphill.

    Is it hard to get parts for 29ers and 650b/ or even plus bikes here? What are you guys riding out here?

    Thanks
    I ride Dragon's back regularly. 26 definitely. Anything bigger than that u won't be able to make it through the tight turns.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lpcunity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    120
    How is the single track in Hong Kong? Are there any all mountain style of trails in the area? Thanks

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    170
    Quote Originally Posted by Lpcunity View Post
    How is the single track in Hong Kong? Are there any all mountain style of trails in the area? Thanks
    In my personal opinion these two segments are the most technical segments in HK and I would categorize them as AM:
    https://www.strava.com/activities/14...ts/35615635395
    https://www.strava.com/activities/14...ts/35615635399

    or a fast flow ride:
    https://www.strava.com/activities/13...ts/33159737309

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    3,218
    Any thought on plus bikes for hk?

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    170
    Quote Originally Posted by Loll View Post
    Any thought on plus bikes for hk?
    I have seen some riding with them.
    But no really advantaged on the local trails, but can be ridden with...

Similar Threads

  1. Hello everyone, rider from hong kong
    By usadt in forum Australia, New Zealand
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-11-2016, 09:01 PM
  2. Hong Kong Bandoleros
    By onetwothree in forum New Mexico
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 01-27-2014, 09:24 PM
  3. where to ride in Hong Kong
    By rjfjr in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-28-2013, 07:59 PM
  4. Hong Kong?
    By austin_bike in forum Asia + Philippines
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-24-2013, 04:46 PM
  5. New EG in Hong Kong
    By rottenronny in forum Titus
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 08-08-2012, 08:11 PM

Members who have read this thread: 10

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

mtbr.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.