I’m going to Kuala Lumpur over Christmas to do very little except lie by a pool, eat and drink cocktails. Don’t plan to do heaps of shopping, let alone bike shopping, but if there is somewhere worth going, let me know. Mainly after road stuff, got enough sweet fixie parts. Also, is bike stuff cheaper over there?
I know a few cats on here have been over there recently.
There is one really really good shop owned by the ex Malaysian track and road cycling coach. So much cool old stuff everywhere. Its very cluttered but very cool. I will find out the name for you Jolan. BT Stealth in the window which was pretty cool.
I live in KL at the mo. I can say the stuff here are much cheaper than anywhere else. But mostly focused on road bikes and MTB. CX here is non-existent. Some of the exotic stuffs like AX can also be found. Also, sometimes they dont keep stock, we’ll have to order from the retailer and it takes 2-3 days, no hassle.
The shop Gypsy mentioned just now is Joo Ngan in KL, owned by former national track cyclist. He sells his stuff mostly to national track cyclists, sports school, and he charges a heap since the govt paid for it. Regular cyclist dont go anywhere near there.
In KL, the new SRAM Red is only RM5,800 = $1,800.
Bora one = RM5,500 (but may have to order), among other things.
Few shops you might want to visit
Very much brick and mortar shop. Not setup like a boutique shop but LW, AX brakes, new Shimano C35 wheels, Storck, are pretty normal stuff you can see in the shop. Ask for an old man, Boon Foo. Btw he’s very loud. This is the go-to bike shop if you want things ordered for you. I buy lots of my stuff from him as well. You might want to come after lunch time on weekdays if you want him to entertain you tho when the shop is not too busy.
Good bike shop in Penang - Gary Yap Chun Hong, 216 Carnavon Street, 10100 Georgetown Penang
There is another bike shop across the road (heading in a north east direction) which had all kinds of steez including a CAADX and some cyclocross stuff. I remember being like WTF because it was like an oasis in the middle of this pretty dingy looking neighbourhood.