What do you do when you have to restrict yourself to owning just one bike? Does one bike cut it and does it do all that I expect it to? The Bergamont Sweep 4 is a flat bar road bike that is touted as an urban bike. But I don’t live in a city, so will it work for me? Find out.
Recently, I was asked a question
Why are foreign made bicycles more expensive than Indian-made cycles and why one should I buy them?
I thought it would be ideal to pen down a response to this question for posterity and because there are many assumptions that are at play here. In this post, I’ve compiled the general assumptions and assertions and provided my opinion, with links to international testing, published research wherever possible.
Sure if a custom bicycle gives you more pleasure than what you are riding today then, by all means, go get one. But if a used, inexpensive bicycle that you picked up at Cyclop brings an equally big smile to your face – that’s good too.
Final instalment of our travelogue. I am in Goa and missing Konkan already. This and the bittersweet symphony of a long ride ending. Here’s to everything that makes bikepacking on a fatbike so great. Thank you, India!