“Uber-bikes” are our high-performance rides. For those that have not been here before, be advised some our roads may not the best quality but, as all local cyclists know, they provide miles and miles of beautiful scenery and nearly traffic-free riding. With that in mind, we have selected models that would perform best on rough roads because we know that any bike will roll well on smooth pavement but not all will do well on an uneven patched and pot-holed country road.
Many of the climbs here have sections with steep grades, sometimes exceeding 16%. With that in mind all of our bikes have been equipped with low gearing. Ten-speed systems generally have a compact 50/34 crankset and 11-28 cassettes (in most cases we can change out the cassette to an 11-32). Popular on newer bikes are the 52/36 cranksets which we have fitted with medium cage rear derailleurs and an 11-32 cassette.
A word of caution, these are high-performance bicycles and in the interest of safety they are intended for experienced cyclists only. Our goal is for you to have fun but we can’t rent these bikes to riders that are not familiar with their use. They are the same bikes you may see used on race circuits and their “aggressive” geometry requires a riding style that can be challenging for some. If you are looking for a more upright and “relaxed” then check out our other rental options.