Many people ask us when they come to our shop, why we choose to sell Giant Bikes. I am Jenny, co-owner of Himalayan Single Track and this is my story of how Giant bikes has become part of my life and also why Santosh and I choose to promote and sell the brand in Nepal. I hope you like my story....
In my country Australia, biking has always been associated with the brand Giant, with adventures and with discovering new places and making new friends. Ever since I was a kid growing up in Australia I can remember every kid in my street had a giant bike, BMX was the craze back then and I have fond memories of my girls pink BMX bike, complete with basket on the front, I don’t have so fond memories however of riding into a brick somebody left in the middle of our favorite hill and putting my front tooth through my lip. My first bike, my first visit to hospital.
The bikes grew with us, from BMX, to teenagers bikes and then to road bikes that we could peddle and peddle and peddle. These memories of blood, tears, adventure and endless days of fun from our childhood, when the days never seemed to end, dirt did not matter and food was always on the table for us when we got home, those careless trouble free days where our Giant bikes provided us with adventure!
Those days have long passed and there has been many bikes in my life, all of them Giant, my first mountain bike too was a Giant and my second and my third…..Hardtail cross country bikes that took me from being a road rider in Australia to discovering the rugged terrain of Nepal. From learning to ride up long steep climbs and down steep technical tracks, to my first multi day trips and my first ever mountain bike race and beyond that into the heart and soul of a country, its culture and its nature.
The trails of Nepal are lot harsher, a lot tougher and a lot more real than those purpose built MTB trails back home and our smooth black topped streets. In Nepal, I learnt what Single Track meant in Nepal, I learnt what real mud was and what it really meant to ride up hills, I also learnt the value of a good mountain bike, of quality components. The giant MTB Bike is a workhorse, you can ride and abuse it all day, throw it in the shed and do the same all over again the next, why bother cleaning it? If your bikes too clean your not a real rider. Giant bikes are great they just work, day in day out…..
Today I still ride Giant, It’s part of me and its part of my upbringing, my culture, my personality, it’s a bike that can grow and travel with me. My bike is my life, my office, my work, my family, my friend.
So of course at Himalayan Single Track, me and my Business partner Santosh choose to sell and promote Giant bikes in Nepal. We sell the Giant Brand in our shop at Himalayan Single Track, why? It’s a brand that we know and that we trust and we want to pass on to our customers a bike for them that can also take them on their own adventures.
Giant is a brand we trust. You can make it yours too.
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