Sometimes bringing your own bike to the Alps isn’t the best plan. Maybe you’re coming from the southern hemisphere and it’s too much hassle. Maybe your own bike is broken or maybe it’s just a bit old and worn out and you really want to enjoy your Bikevillage trip without worrying about it. Maybe you’d just like to ride a great bike for the week, without having the hassle of packing and transporting your bike and the extra cost of airline baggage.
Luckily our partnership with Whyte bikes means we have a small selection of awesome rental bikes available for your trip. The available bikes are:
Size small: Whyte T-130SX
In White’s own words: The T130 redefines the do-anything mountain bike category and has reaped the perfect scores and bike of the year awards to prove it.
When we introduced our full stretch, maximum control Enduro geometry and stiff yet light mainframe options to the T130 last year we pulled the pin on a truly explosive performance mix, that blew the competition off the trails.
Light and efficient enough to hang with the fastest race crowd all day long and punch up climbs like an e-Bike. Tough and controlled enough to tackle the most brutal black runs. But most of all, so impeccably balanced, perfectly composed and blisteringly fast that it rewrote not just what you could expect from a 130mm Trail bike, but what you could expect from yourself.
Sizes medium and large: Whyte G-160S
In Whyte’s own words: Our biggest-hitting, benchmark-setting aggro all-rounder range gets broader reaching in every way for 2017.
The outstanding RockShox Yari fork has let us create the G160S without compromising any of the chaos-taming charisma. Right across the line we’ve introduced size specific RockShox Reverb Stealth posts, so bigger riders get a bigger drop, while the latest Maxxis Minion SS rear tyre on 29mm wide WTB rims boost speed and survival.
Ultra-surefooted geometry and Enduro DH winning Quad 4 suspension will dominate black runs all day long. Light, responsive, efficient pedaling SCR framesets keep you fast and fresh however far away you’re hunting for thrills. Add our sealed InterGrip seat post clamp system, masses of mud room and lifetime warrantied bearings to shrug off any weather and you’ve got the most versatile flat out fast, chaos taming, full gas all-rounders available.
What you need to know:
Cost: The cost is €250/week or €65/day for individual days. This is nearly half the price of local rental rates.
Booking: Just fire us an email when you send your booking form and we’ll reserve the bike for you.
Small Print: We’ll take a card payment for the €250 balance when you get here. In the event of serious damage to the bike we won’t arse about charging excessive labour on broken parts but we will ask you to pay the basic cost of the replacement part. For example if you mangle a rear mech through a rear wheel then you’d just have to pay the mech and a few spokes rather than hours of labour on top. You will be responsible for the safe working of the bike during your trip. We’ll give it the once-over together at the start of your trip and from there on you can treat it like your own for the week. We will of course be on hand to help with set up, shock adjustment and so on.
Bike Case Rental
As a bike guru once said of bike travel cases – ‘massive, boring, expensive, pick all three!’. To save you from having to spend loads on a bike case just to spend the rest of the year tripping over it in your garage, Bikevillage has teamed up with the lovely people at Polaris Bikewear to offer you a great rental deal on their excellent Bike Pod Pro rigid case.
For just £6/day they will deliver the bike pod to you and then collect it after your trip. Perfect! Just click here to arrange your Bike Pod rental.
To see more of the Polaris Bikewear range, just click below.