Nappo (Diamant 135) is based on the Trek 520 Disc. Basically it is the same bicycle just with different parts. So far I am very happy with with him, he has a steel frame and the racks (front and back) are very nice and carry my bags stable.
After 4500 kms I had to change the pedals and the tyres and my frame (the "bottle holder pen" which hold the bottle holder) broke, which means that my frame had a crack. I had to weld it, now everything is fine again.
Even though I like Nappo very much, if I had to buy a new bike I wouldn't buy it again.
Croatia was smooth and an easy ride for us. After spending some time in Austria, Czechia and Slovenia we were used to riding our bikes up and down hills and Croatia was super flat. We have spent some days in Croatia as we wanted to reach Bosnia and Herzegovina as fast as possible.
Our last night in Croatia, we spend with Nicola and his wife Katarina. They let us camp in their garden and in the next morning when we left they packed us homegrown tomatoes and paprika. Well prepared like this we cycled through lovely villages which were dotted on the road to Bosnia. The border crossings went by fast - in the other direction (to Croatia) the line was about 2km and it was 35 degrees that day. We were so happy we went inside the country and not outside.
Very short after the border we were invited by restaurant owners to camp on their ground behind the restaurant. We also we're invited for beer by a group of locals as soon as we arrived. But read more about that in our next Post.