Rim Tours has high quality Santa Cruz full suspension bikes available for rent on all tours.
**Rental Bike Options for 2022** As you may be aware, the bike industry has been hit hard by the supply chain issues from the pandemic and our rental bike fleet for 2022 is a bit disjointed. We have a variety of bikes based on what we could obtain and do not have all models in all sizes or with the same components.
Please give us your preferences for model and/or wheel size (27.5 or 29) and if you want a carbon upgrade. We'll let you know what we can provide for you. If you have no preference that's great to know too.
Pricing is $75/day or $90/day for upgrade (Tier 2).
Our Day Tour price includes a Tier 1 bike. Bikes come with helmet and 1 water bottle. Bike upgrades are available for $40 extra per day for Tier 2 bikes (see descriptions below, and please inquire.)
2022 Santa Cruz Full Suspension Models:
- Juliana Furtado 27.5 (XS & S)
- 5010 27.5 (S, M, L, XL)
- Tallboy 29 (S, M, L, XL)
- Bronson 29 front/27.5 rear (M, L, XL)
- Hightower 29 (S, M, L, XL)
Carbon & Component Upgrades (Tier 2 Bikes): Depending on size may be Furtado, 5010, Tallboy or Hightower. All models are based on availability. Thank you for your understanding!
All bikes are reserved on a first come first serve basis, and we cannot guarantee any rental. Upon booking please give us your first and second choices for bicycle rental.
Rental Bike Insurance:
Bike insurance is available for $15.00 flat rate for Multi-Day Tours and is automatically included in with all Day Tours. Insurance covers PARTS/FRAME replacement on 1 bike up to $500.00 (wholesale cost). Insurance covers damages incurred only while riding and under your care during the tour. Insurance does not cover damages or complete bike replacement due to negligence while in transport, theft, a catastrophic crash or acts of God. Insurance must be purchased prior to your tour. If you decline rental bike insurance you are responsible for the cost of any damages incurred while the bike is in your possession.
Some of our Multi-Day Tours allow E-bikes (indicated on Multi-Day Tour pages) and we can arrange private Day Tours for E-bikes. We have a very limited E-bike rental inventory and work with local shops that have additional resources for our guests.
If you are planning to bring your own E-bike please let us know ahead of time. Also make sure it is a true mountain bike and has appropriate tires for off-road use. For Multi-Day Tours we have an E-bike charging system that we do charge a fee for, and we encourage you to bring a spare battery if possible.
Please note that not all trails/tours are open for E-Bikes so please inquire if you have questions.
Using your own bike:
If you are bringing your own bike we strongly recommend you have your bike checked out by a reputable bike shop prior to departure. Have your bike tuned up and any worn-out parts replaced. Most bikes now have proprietary parts such as the derailleur hanger and we can't guarantee that our spare parts will be compatible for your bike. We highly recommend traveling with a spare derailleur hanger and other specialty items your bike may require for minor repairs. We carry a spare bike on multi-day tours.
You may ship your bike ahead of time to Rim Tours. Please make these arrangements with our office before you arrive. Make sure your name and the tour that you are scheduled for are written clearly on the label along with "Please Build" or "Please Hold". Rim Tours can also do the tune-up.
The tune-up charge will depend on the amount of work needed. Our assembly fee is $50 or $100 if we disassemble and box it up at the end of the trip as well. The shipping fees will be extra.
Camping Gear Rentals:
Sierra Designs, Black Diamond and Big Agnes tents, Sierra Designs sleeping bags, and Therm-a-Rest style/inflatable ground pads are available to rent. Tents rent for, depending on the size, either $40 or $50 per tour. A sleeping bag is $35 per tour. A ground pad is $15 per tour. If you need all three items for your tour, the cost is $85 for one person; $160 for two persons (using a 3-person tent.)
Prices subject to change without notice.