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Bike Hire – Comfort, MTB, Kids and Tagalongs 2018-10-29T08:36:12+00:00

Bike Hire

We have a great range of bike hire options available for you (and if you’ve got your own bikes, that’s no problem with us, we’re more than happy to assist you with putting an itinerary together). Our bike hire fleet is split between what we call Comfort bikes and MTB’s (regular mountain bikes). The primary difference is that a comfort bike puts you in a much more upright posture, taking stress off wrists, elbows and shoulders. They’re an excellent choice if you don’t ride a lot or are looking to take it easy.

Our brand of choice is Specialized USA one of the largest bicycle manufacturers in the world. With a tag line of “Innovate or die”, Specialized continue to push the envelope of bicycle design and manufacturing. We’ve looked at the option of custom building bikes like some other companies have but we feel that you benefit more from us keeping our fleet at the forefront of Specialized design cycle. For example, Specialized were the first to provide the fantastic ultra low step option seen in our Expedition Sports, something that has been later copied by other manufacturers and providers. Similarly they were early to market with the 29r MTB platform that we also adopted due to their suitability on the trails in our area. This season, we’ll continue introducing the fantastic Specialized Roll Elite comfort bike.

Comfort Bikes

Specialized Roll Low Entry bicycle

Specialized Roll
Low Entry
24 speed, cable disk brakes, suspension seat post, 650b wheels

Specialized Roll bicycle

Specialized Roll
Standard
24 speed, cable disk brakes, suspension seat post, 650b wheels

A comfort bike is a great option for anyone that doesn’t ride a lot or who wants to “take it easy” on the trail. With an upright body position on the bike and wide saddle, they’ll help decrease any stress on wrists, elbows shoulders and bottom. This season we continue to phase in the latest Specialized Roll’s to replace our trusty Expedition Sports

Each bike includes

  • Helmet
  • Puncture repair kit including spare tube
  • Pump
  • Bottle cage
  • Pannier rack
  • Cycle Computer
  • Front bike light for the tunnels
  • Kick stand

Multi day bike only – $45/ day
Single day hire – $50 / bike ($45 / bike for three or more)

Bike and trunk bag /pannier bag multi day- $48 / day

MTB’s

Specialized Rockhopper MTB

Specialized Rockhopper
24 speed, hydraulic disk brakes, coil spring front fork, 29″ wheel

Specialized Pitch MTB

Specialized Pitch
24 spd, hydraulic disk brakes, coil spring front fork, 27.5″ wheel
(note these are only available in xs and s sizing)

If you regularly ride an MTB and couldn’t possibly “go comfort” then we’ve got what you’re used to. MTB’s put you in a more aggressive posture on the bike. This season we continue to phase in Rockhoppers with 29″ wheels and Pitch’s with 27.5″ wheels in smaller frame sizes.

Each bike includes

  • Helmet
  • Puncture repair kit including spare tube
  • Pump
  • Bottle cage
  • Pannier rack
  • Cycle computer
  • Front bike light for the tunnels
  • Kick stand

Multi day bike only – $45/ day
Single day hire – $50 / bike ($45 / bike for three or more)

Bike and trunk / pannier bag multi day – $48 / day

E-Bikes

Roll E-Bike
250W – 300W Mid drive
8 or 9 speed, cable disk brakes, suspension seat post, 650B wheel

Specialized Como
250W – Brose mid drive
9 speed, hydraulic disk brakes, suspension seat post, 650B wheel

Tern Vektron

Fantastically fun bike, this model is called the “Accelerator”. Fits a huge range of people and has a super low centre of gravity that makes this EBike incredibly manageable.
250W – Bosch mid drive
10 speed, hydraulic disk brakes, suspension seat post, 20″ wheel

Tern GSD

The “Get Stuff Done” bike. With a Bosch Performance line motor and a top speed of 32 km/h. This bike can carry up to 180 kg and is the PERFECT E-Bike for a family group. With seating on the back for up to two children or a child and a family load of gear you’ll have a blast with this bike. Introductory special for this season is $100 / day multi day hire for this $6000+ Ebike.

Not sure your fitness is up to it, worried about “slowing” the group up, carrying an injury, suffering from aging joints? An E-Bike may just be the answer for you. With a mid drive pedal assist motor that makes use of the gears on the bike, this efficient system can help you when you need it.

Each bike includes

  • Helmet
  • Puncture repair kit including spare tube
  • Pump
  • Bottle cage
  • Pannier rack
  • Cycle computer
  • Front bike light for the tunnels
  • Kick stand

Single day hire with trunk / pannier bag – $120

Multi day hire with trunk / pannier bag- $100 / day

Children

Specialized Hotrock kids bicycle

Hotrock
7 speed, rim brakes, 24″ wheel – suits 130 – 145cm

Specialized RipRock kids bicycle

Rip Rock
7 speed, rim brakes, 20″ mid fat wheel –  suits 110- 130cm

Avanti Shadow kids bicycle

Shadow
7 speed, rim brakes, 20″ wheel – suits 110 – 130 cm

For the younger family members who love to ride, we have a range of 24″ and 20″ childrens bikes. Better still, we have a family friendly policy whereby any child under 15yrs gets bike hire at child prices irrespective of whether we provide a child or adult bike based on their height.

Each childs bike includes

  • Helmet
  • Puncture repair kit including spare tube
  • Bottle cage
  • Front bike light for the tunnels
  • Kick stand

Bike only – $30 / day

Towing options

Bicycle Trailer for towing kids

Toddler trailer
Room for 2 children with a max combined weight of 36kg

Bicycle tow lead

Tow lead
“Hook them up” when they get tired. Unhook them when they’re ready to ride again.

IGO recumbent bicycle tag along

IGO
Recumbent tag along – great for little ones that want to pedal. Harnessed in, they can safely fall asleep while the family pushes on. Suits 96 to 132 cm – Max weight 35kg

Kids tag along bicycle

Tag Along
20″ wheel – 110 – 130cm tall – must be able to ride and balance

If your children aren’t quite up to riding the whole way then a “tow option” is the solution. Keep in mind that you can make use of a regular bike and a tow lead so they can have their freedom when they’ve got energy to burn. Another great option is the Tandem if you’re looking for something that caters well for children over 135cm

Each tag along or trailer includes includes

  • Helmet
  • Puncture repair kit including spare tube

Trailer and IGO – $30 / day

Tag along – $25 / day

Tow lead  – $10 for the whole journey

Tandems

Tandem bicycle

Tandem
Available in Medium / Small and Large / Medium

Like the idea of a “Captain and Stoker” relationship? Or worried about a member of the team and want to “share the load”? Then a Tandem is a great option.

Each bike includes

  • Helmet
  • Puncture repair kit including spare tube
  • Pump
  • Bottle cage
  • Pannier rack
  • Cycle computer
  • Front bike light for the tunnels
  • Kick stand

Bike only – $80 / day

Bike with trunk bag or panniers – $85 / day

Trunk bags

The perfect bag for your day on the trail with more than enough capacity for the gear you’ll need if you’re having your overnight gear transported each day. Remember, pack as lightly as you can because you have to shift the load and you’ll only ever use a fraction of what you pack (isn’t that always the way?!!).

Included in our standard $48 / day bike hire rate

Trunk bag

The trunk bag attaches to the rack with Velcro so you can easily detach the bag at the end of the day and take it inside.

Trunk bag capacity

With an integrated water bottle holder the trunk bag provides room for an additional water bottle during any hot days where you’d need two water bottles (the other bottle fits into the bottle cage on your bike).

Trunk bag capacity

Without even using the zip out sides you can see that you the bag has more than enough capactity for your extra gear. Any clothing you start to take off can fit into the fold out sides.

Trunk bag capacity

In the pictured bag we’ve included some essential and non essental items (hmmm is chocolate non-essential?!):
A jacket (this one has some insulation), suncreen, a whole first aid kit, hand sanitiser, wipes/tissues for the DOC toilets, cell phone / camera, Lunch (muesli bar, banana, mandarin, sandwiches), bag of nuts, bag of lollies, king size bar of chocolate, 750ml water bottle and a rain poncho. All of this fits into the centre compartment

Pannier Bags

The majority of our standard pannier bags are Tioga Dry Bags (or similar) as pictured. They have a 54 Litre capacity per pair and a total a maximum weight of 25KG combined (that’s what the pannier racks can handle safely). These are the best option if

  • You’re not having your bags transported each day, but remember to pack as lightly as you can as you have to shift the gear.
  • They’re also a good option to opt for with a family group – in order to provide some extra capacity for extra clothing for the kids or space for when they take gear off.

Large pannier bags – $48 / day for bike and large panniers

Pannier bags

You get a pair of these panniers and they’re a fully waterproof dry bag design. Each one has an approximate 27 litre capacity. Dimensions: 49 x 15 x 36cm (tall x deep x wide)

Pannier bag capacity

How much is 54 litres? If you can fill and then tie the top of a standard sized plastic shopping bag then you can fit 2 into each pannier bag (i.e.4 in total) with room to spare. If you roll clothing up into tubes then you’ll be surprised at just how much will fit.