FOUR CORNERS

› For those who like to go on roads least trav­elled-on drop bars

Cycling Plus (Malaysia) - - MARIN BIKES -

ravel bikes, what can they re­ally do in a coun­try like Malaysia where there are no des­ig­nated gravel tracks for peo­ple to have fun on? Well, in our eyes, the term is just an­other name for bikes that can travel any­where for those des­per­ately seek­ing ad­ven­ture off the beaten paths. These have all the at­tributes you need for a day, week or month out ad­ven­tur­ing.

One such bike that is es­pe­cially built for these types of trav­els is the Four Corners. The Four Corners is

Ga re­laxed ge­om­e­try chro­moly ad­ven­ture bike that has plenty of kit mount points ready for any­thing that the owner wants to take the bike through. It’s not the light­est bike in the world, but what it lacks in lightweight­ness, it makes up for by ex­celling in dura­bil­ity and com­fort.

It can ei­ther ac­cept a 650b wheelset or a larger 700c pair of wheels, mak­ing it one of the most ver­sa­tile bikes avail­able in the mar­ket. The Four Corners rides like a heavy, ex­pen­sive ve­hi­cle (think Mercedes’ S-class) but has a wide range (3x9) gear ra­tio to help it ei­ther push through on rough roads or hilly city climbs.

Once mov­ing, it cruises ef­fort­lessly and its more up­right po­si­tion is per­fect for long haul trav­el­ling on the road. It comes stan­dard with 650b knob­bly yet si­mul­ta­ne­ously smooth tyres which dou­ble as sus­pen­sion, which re­ally do save your hands and wrists from a visit to the doc­tors.

Top The black Marin em­blem re­ally sets off the look of the bike. Bot­tom When you go tour­ing or grav­el­ling, you need as much wa­ter as you can bring.

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