Find & rent bikes from the best independent bike shops in Europe using BICILET Bike Rental.
There are a number of different types of bike available to rent from bike shops, and knowing what’s right for your trip can be a little daunting:
Hardtails: Front suspension only, with a traditional rear-end (saving weight, helping with climbing).
Full-suspension, with suspension both front and back, giving a more comfortable ride.
Looking to ride at speed? Or tackle long distance rides on the road? Then a road bike is perfect. Suited for paved surfaces rather than taken cross-country, these are typically made of aluminium and carbon. Often bike shops have a variety of road bike types, typically varying on frame material (aluminium vs premium, higher-end bikes, typically made of carbon, which is lighter) and wheel-type / componentry, which may translate to weight-saving and / or better functionality.
If you are facing a hilly or long-distance ride, and are not used to riding long-distances, an electric bike might be in order. Also known as e-bikes bikes, these bikes have an integrated electric motor that assists the rider's pedal-power, and are increasingly popular with cyclists renting bikes on holiday. They are great if you are using the bike as way to take in the environment around you, and are not bothered about using pedal power!
Planning to cover a diverse array of terrain? Or planning a long-distance trip where you carry your stuff? Hybrid or touring bikes are great all-rounders that can tolerate a wide range of riding conditions. Although these are not as high performance as road bikes, these are capable of good sustained pace and getting up hills, all on a sturdier frame, and typically with tougher tyres. Touring bikes are also suitable for carrying racks for panniers – so planning a camping trip on bike, or unsure of what sort of terrain you will be coming up against? This is your answer.
A bicycle made for two! These can come in a number of shapes and sizes - from tandems only really suitable for the road, to those that can handle most off-road conditions. It is worth checking with the bike shop you are hiring from if you have particular demands!
There are a range of other bike types (Folding Bikes etc), which may also be offered by shops.
The great thing about hiring a bike is that you are not limited to the bike that you usually ride.
Hire one of the many bikes on offer from our partners through BICILET Bike Rental today!
Henry: 23rd Feb 2017 15:30:00