I am looking into the possibility of buying a bike in NZ on arrival - so potentially in Auckland or Queenstown.
Ideally looking for a pretty decent touring bike - something along the lines of a surly long haul or a kona sutra.
Any thoughts about the practicality of a bike like that on cycle trails in NZ?
My current wheels are a Specialized Cross Trail which has actually served me really well - and if there are a lot of dirt trails may infact be more appropriate? It is just quite a heavy slow old beast and the logistics of getting her there from the UK via Indonesia and India is a little overwhelming..!
If anyone can recommend a bike shop / forum / bike type much obliged! Would probably be interested in a second hand bike and then to sell at the end of the tour.