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Most popular bikes in HK & Asian?

7 years 11 months ago #1478 by BoogieMan
Hi all...
Just curious....what's the most popular bikes in HK & Asian?
We're doing some reach about bicycle market in Asian. Your input there'll be really appreciated.
Keep it rolling :woohoo: ......

thanks,
BoogieMan

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7 years 11 months ago #1479 by ang
Given that most HK residents are living in tiny apartments, even if they want a bike, it'd probably be a folding bike.

I.e. Dahon 20" folding bike is quite popular in HK, as you can see from the display in local bike shops.

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7 years 11 months ago #1482 by BoogieMan
Thanks for your info. ang.
Is that most peoples rides in HK? 20" folding bikes :blink: ?

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7 years 11 months ago #1483 by ang
BoogieMan,

I dont have any statistical data for bicycles in HK. It is just an un-scientific observation from my window-browsing of HK Island bike shops and fellow bikers in local discussion forums.

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7 years 11 months ago #1484 by BoogieMan
What happen those hardcore Mtn bikers or roady?
I saw the news some hardcore bikers hit by a car at night couple weeks ago. I guess U guys like night rides.

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7 years 11 months ago #1485 by ang
Some of the recreational cyclists do prefer night rides coz in daytime, it's just too dangerous with so many traffic on the street.

Bikers who ride onroad during daytime are ususally the delivery guys who are making a living.

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7 years 11 months ago #1486 by BoogieMan
For me...day time right now. I lives in So-Cal area.
For you...late night. Don't U "ang" need to sleep? Anyway, thanks for the details info.

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7 years 11 months ago #1487 by ang
For those MTB bikers who want do offroad or DH, they usually do group rides by hiring a van to carry them to the trail entrance.

Roady usually do their early morning runs to avoid daytime traffic.

For those HK people who live next to paved bike paths, they can ride their bike to the train station and catch the train to work. However, theft is a serious problem, even a cheapo bike could be gone if you leave it out of sight for just a few minutes.

I guess So-Cal and HK are just totally different bike world.

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7 years 11 months ago #1488 by BoogieMan
Wow...sound complicated.
How about if U don't have a car. How can U carry your bike to meet those mini van shuttle guy? Interesting :woohoo: ....
XC ride...I can ride 10 mins from my house.
Dh...I drive my own car to bottom of the hill/mountain parking lot & pay someone to drive us up with trailer. Or drive to those mountain resort. Seat on the chair lift or gondola relax & come down have fun.
Just came back from Mammoth past weekend. 4.5hrs driving stay 1 night & rides close to 16hrs in 2 days. Worth it.
I guess HK & So-Cal are totally different world.

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7 years 11 months ago #1489 by ang
I don't have a car so I'll need to pay extra to get the van to pick me up at my place. Or I take the bike on the subway.

The nearest XC trail is 30 mins ride from my apartment.

Haha, there is no ski resort in HK so going to Canada or US for a mountain resort holiday is a luxury.

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