Bikes & Equipment
High Quality Bikes & Equipment
At Grasshopper Adventures, we pride ourselves on providing you with top quality bicycles and cycling equipment in order to ensure your bike adventure through Asia goes as smoothly as possible. Take a look at the bikes we offer for each country and their features that provide the utmost comfort for your cycling journey.
Cannondale Quick 1 Disc
Available on tours in Japan and selected tours in Bhutan, Thailand and Taiwan.
Hybrid bikes are ideal for Japan’s well-maintained roads. The Cannondale Quick 1 Disc bikes are fixed fork (no suspension), flat handlebar hybrid bikes with mid-width fast rolling tires and hydraulic discs for braking confidence. The Quick provides a smooth ride, with a lightweight frame and a reliable and performance geared Shimano 105 drivetrain perfectly suited to the Japanese conditions.
Cannondale CX 3
Available on tours in Cambodia and selected tours in Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
These bikes are well suited to the Grasshopper touring style and terrain typically encountered in Cambodia. Fast and smooth rolling 700cc wheels, lockout front suspension and a riding position that offers a good balance of upright comfort and forward-riding efficiency make rides on regular, rough or unpaved roads a pleasant experience for everyone. A true do-it-all bike for touring, with a class-leading lightweight build and powerful hydraulic disc brakes.
Synapse Carbon Ultegra SE
Available as an upgrade on tours in Japan.
These premium, durable carbon-frame bikes from Cannondale are available as an upgrade. These most reliable all-rounders will make every road feel like tarmac. For those who are accustomed to riding on drop bars, these bikes will be a lasting memory of the touring experience.
Lynskey Cooper CX Titanium
Available as an upgrade and on self-guided tours.
Designed with adventure in mind, these premium bikes have a multi-use frame to provide the ultimate flexibility for rides on a wide variety of terrain. The larger titanium tubeset, bi-axially ovalized downtube and top tube cable routing keep mud out of the drivetrain. The ultimate bike to take you anywhere.
Norco Search S2
The next generation of steel performance. Forget steel frames of the past, at the Search’s core is a Reynolds 725 Chromoly frame which is significantly lighter than regular steel, but offers all the compliance and comfort touring riders love.
A day in the saddle on the Norco is a delight, as the carbon fork, hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano GRX gearing and hybrid tires make this bike handle like a charm in all conditions.
GT Avalanche Sport
Available on tours in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar.
These imported GT mountain bikes are high quality, with an aluminum frame and full hydraulic disk brakes. Lightweight, fast, and easily maneuverable, the Avalanche Sport is ideal for both narrow tracks and open road.
Merida Matts 6.2V
Available on tours in Thailand and Myanmar.
These lightweight mountain bikes equipped with V brakes are perfect for a ride around cities such as Bangkok or Mandalay.
Available on tours in Northern Vietnam.
In order to help you enjoy more difficult terrain, the versatile Giant AnyRoad bikes are lightweight with a taller headtube, flat bar, and increased standover clearance. A wide range of gears, powerful disc brakes, and puncture resistant tires will make it easier to conquer a variety of different terrains.
Available on tours in Taiwan.
You’ll feel like flying on these lightweight bikes that combine all the best features of a road bike with the additional control of a flat handlebar. True to their name, the FastRoads also provide efficiency and a smooth, comfortable ride.
Available on tours in Bhutan.
These dependable, high-quality bikes provide flexibility for a variety of riding conditions, with a light frame and powerful hydraulic disc brakes. Great for a cycle around town or more undulating trails that require a powerful mountain bike.
Merida Matts 40 D
Available on tours in Thailand and Sri Lanka.
These lightweight mountain bikes come with a lever to lock the suspension fork or shock unit, allowing for ease on bumpy terrain as well as sprints. With hydraulic disc brakes to make the downhills more secure, these bikes are great for touring.
Merida Big Nine 60
The conditions in Myanmar can vary widely from smooth tarmac to red dirt roads, to best enjoy the experience you need a bike that’s equally adaptable and reliable.
The Merida Nine 60 is the perfect platform for your two wheeled adventure, large tires and front suspension offer comfort for wrists and arms when encountering bumps and lumps.
The lightweight alloy frame and Shimano gearing will have you gliding through the countryside, and when you want to stop, the hydraulic disc brakes provide ample stopping power at your fingertips.
Cannondale Trail Neo 2 E-bikes
Available on tours in Thailand and Cambodia from 15 Feb 2020 onwards.
The Cannondale Trail Neo is a durable, high quality and supremely comfortable e-bike. It features a power pack and drive unit from Bosch and is equipped with 10 speed Shimano gearing with plenty of range for all conditions.
The hydraulic disc brakes prevent any braking fatigue in your hands and front suspension prevents any wrist pain that can occur with e-bikes due to their slightly different weight distribution. It’s a great looking bike too, with a battery that is integrated into the frame and a nice, subtle color scheme. The bikes come in S, M & L, so will suit riders from 165cm to 186cm in height.
Cannondale Trail SL 4
Introducing your companion on the road in Uzbekistan. The Cannondale Trail SL 4 is built to handle the more rugged conditions we can encounter here, yet still be comfortable to ride on roads and trails alike. Front suspension and medium sized tires offer wrist comfort for longer rides. Hydraulic disc brakes provide ample stopping power on downhill sections and an alloy frame helps keep weight in check for all-day riding pleasure.
Available on some tours in Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Make more incredible itineraries accessible with a pedal-assist E-bike! These lightweight, stylish bikes include a mid-drive system for natural balance and reliable hydraulic disc brakes. As you pedal normally, an electric motor amplifies your stroke to the degree you choose. Otherwise, e-bikes provide a normal cycling experience.
Giant Fast E+ E-bike
Used on multi-day tours in Taiwan.
This E-bike’s lightweight aluminum frame and carbon fiber fork make it ideal for all different kinds of surfaces. With hydraulic disc brakes and an easy-to-use LCD system for the pedal assistance, this e-bike is comfortable and efficient.
Pedal Falcon E-bike & Pedal Lynx
Our newest e-bikes. The Lynx and Falcon both feature front suspension and generous sized tires to ensure you will be cruising comfortably across any terrain.
Hydraulic disc brakes provide confident stopping power on demand, and a sleek integrated battery adds to both form and function, with ride-all-day capacity (and power to spare!)
The Falcon comes in both step-through and standard crossbar options, and the Lynx is available to accommodate taller riders.
Yamaha Cross Core E-bike
Used on multi-day tours in Japan.
Designed for ultimate comfort and power with a class-leading lightweight frame – The Yamaha Cross Core combines the comfort of a touring bike with the enjoyment of a racier bike.
Cycle on your own or engage the pedal assist, which amplifies your pedal stroke to the desired degree, allowing you to fully enjoy your ride.
Safety features like disc brakes, built in headlight, e-bike specific drivetrain, and Yamaha’s exclusive integrated Speed Sensor mean you can tour with confidence.
Trek MT220 Kid Bike
Used on day and multi-day tours in Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
This sturdy aluminum kid-sized mountain bike is made with twist shifters and a 21-speed Shimano drivetrain to allow young ones to have an easier time climbing and going the distance. Linear-pull brakes have powerful stopping power for the utmost safety to keep parents’ minds at ease.
Trek MT60 Boy Kid Bike
Used on day and multi-day tours in Thailand.
This light, aluminum-framed mountain bike features a suspension fork to make bumpy rides smoother as well as a 6-speed drivetrain. Powerful linear-pull brakes assist in providing utmost safety for young riders.
On all Featured and Self-guided tours we provide Wahoo ELEMNT bike computers for additional navigational support. These are the latest in user-friendly navigation tech from Wahoo Fitness. With Wahoo devices you will be able to track your progress and monitor your route. Beyond their basic setup, the geek-cyclists will find Wahoo ELEMNTs to be excellent data mining devices allowing to measure almost any aspect of the ride.
For families with young children, we provide these bike trailers that feature a comfortable seat and pedals for your young one to get involved in your active adventure. These trailers are safe, convenient, and fun to use and will allow you to bring the whole family along on tour.
For slightly older children, we have Tag-Alongs that function as a tandem bike and allow for kids to get involved without having to take on an entire cycling tour by themselves.
Included Gear on Tours
On each Grasshopper tour, cyclists will be provided with a bike, helmet, and bike bag to store valuables as they ride for the duration of the tour.
In addition, each cyclist will receive a high-quality cycling jersey from the country of their tour as well as a water bottle to take with them as a memento.