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Event - Harbourfront bike ride for a pollution free Hong Kong

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4th Waterfront Bike Ride

for a Pollution-Free Hong Kong

Saturday 12 February at 10am-2:30pm

PRICE : Free Admission (HK$100 bike rental available)

PLACE : Depart Cadogan Street Temporary Garden in Kennedy Town; ride to Shau Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter

ENQUIRIES : Harbourfront Bikeride for Pollution Free Hong Kong

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2010 Year in Review

better late than never - here is a brief summary of our work from 2010 and quick view of what to expect in 2011

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It’s been a very busy twelve months for volunteers at the HKMBA and mountain biking in Hong Kong, we saw the first successful Super-D race, the SF Classic take place, the completion of the HKMBA’s Hong Kong MTB strategy plan and our first ever gold for Hong Kong in cross-country racing at an Asian Games.

 

Budget Bikes - are they up to the task?

will a budget bike bend under pressure?   Steve coward took a leap of faith and tries to answer that question

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As the holiday season hits full swing many folks will be indulging in Hong Kong’s 2nd favorite sport which is shopping – we all know that MTB is #1.  But before you plunk down your hard earned money on a top-end bike perhaps it’s worthwhile to reconsider bikes towards the bottom of the range? Steve Coward did. Steve owns and operates CrossCountryHK, a local MTB skills training and guiding company. Here are his insights on budget bikes.

by Steve Coward.

Most of us up-grade or replace our bikes over the years as our passion, skill level and overdraft increases. But buying bikes in quantity for a mountain bike training and guiding business has forced me to kick this evolutionary process firmly into reverse.

With the price of new bikes in HK ranging from $450 to beyond $50’000 I’m frequently asked for advice on a first purchase. Price wise bikes beyond a four-digit price tag were well beyond my meager $3500 budget, I needed about eight purely for teaching the basics, no fancy anodized paint, no stop-on-a-dime, hydraulic disc brakes, and no-rear suspension required. With the help of my eager to please local bike shop owner I set about testing the lower end of the $5000 price bracket to help me get an idea what would fit my needs and also those of the average beginner who is out to buy a sensibly priced first bike.

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