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Postby brody713 » Fri, 21 Dec 2012 10:42 am

I am about to move to Singapore from HK and I'd like to know what is the trail riding like around Singapore and Malaysia?

I just came back from a quick trip to Johor and saw many trail bikes in bike shops, so I expect there is some trail riding done around there?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 Dec 2012 10:48 am

The majority are owned by posers.

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:13 am

You might be interested in this:

http://www.tristangroup.com/

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:12 pm

Wd40 wrote:You might be interested in this:

http://www.tristangroup.com/


Stay away from Tristan... very poorly maintained bikes.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:43 pm

If I remember correctly there are a couple threads on here about them and their bikes - or were they all deleted for spamming?

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Postby bluenose » Fri, 21 Dec 2012 1:15 pm

Having 'experienced' Tristan......I would advise it is safer and friendlier to go to Afghanistan on a shopping trip......singing pro western songs in every shop :wink:
In other words......it is bloody dangerous and run by chancers (boys) who think they can ride......think being the operative word.

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Postby brody713 » Fri, 21 Dec 2012 1:17 pm

Well thanks for the link to that park but this is not what I looking for. I have been riding and racing enduro for 10 years back in Canada, I am looking to buy my own offroad bikes and exploring the country side, that park is more for beginners.

I was wondering if there are anyone on this site that also rides offroad...
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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 21 Dec 2012 2:14 pm

Leave alone off roads, as a matter of fact you wont even find anyone who rides on the roads, people prefer getting themselves squeezed in sardine cans instead :lol:

You can check out Singaporebikes.com or Slackriders.com and you have a higher chance.

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Postby taxico » Fri, 21 Dec 2012 3:12 pm

you can only use street legal tires on local roads... have fun
swapping them over when you get to malaysia, and
swapping them back entering singapore.

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yeah, okay, that's a bmw but you get the idea.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Fri, 21 Dec 2012 3:32 pm

taxico wrote:you can only use street legal tires on local roads... have fun
swapping them over when you get to malaysia, and
swapping them back entering singapore.

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yeah, okay, that's a bmw but you get the idea.


That's not 100% correct - you can use dual purpose tyres that are almost knobby's - in my fact my TW200 was sold with some.

OP - there are a few different groups that go over to MY fairly regularly for MX, there is a bit of palm plantation riding as well. There is no MX or Enduro track in Singapore.
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Postby x9200 » Fri, 21 Dec 2012 3:51 pm

taxico wrote:you can only use street legal tires on local roads... have fun
swapping them over when you get to malaysia, and
swapping them back entering singapore.

yeah, okay, that's a bmw but you get the idea.

He seems to be looking for the tire in a wrong place unless the BMW has the spare tyre below the trunk.

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Postby brody713 » Fri, 21 Dec 2012 8:04 pm

Thanks for the info!

As for the tires, that is the same the world over! Street legal knobbies is not a problem, they are not as good as 100% offroad tires but you can get 80-20% that are almost as good and still legal. Of course not really comfortable on tarmac... Anyway i don't see this as a problem.
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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 23 Dec 2012 2:19 am

I'm not aware of much in the way of offroad riding in Malaysia at the advanced level, although if you Google the subject, you will come up with many forums on that topic... and not much meat in terms of where to actually ride.

If you want THE offroad ride, try the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos... 14 days of extremely difficult riding... stuff you cannot even imagine.

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Postby brody713 » Sun, 23 Dec 2012 8:17 am

I have never been to Laos but I have been many times to Cambodia in the past 2 years to ride offroad. That country is a paradise for offroad riding! The country is still undeveloped enough that you can ride anywhere with a dirtbike and nobody cares. There are thousands of KM of trails literally everywhere (since there is still no tarmac in most of the country) but your are mostly always close to a small town of village so you can always sleep in a bed when you go on long trips. The Cardamon mountain range is an absolute must to do for anybody who want a good trip offroad!

As for Laos, I knew there should be some good riding there as our guide in Cambodia had suggested a few time he organises long trips from Cambodia to Laos. But you needed to go, as you say, for two weeks so we never did, never had the time.
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