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Renting road bikes in Colorado?(6 posts)

Renting road bikes in Colorado?CritLover
Aug 21, 2003 5:27 PM
I'm going to CO in two weeks and can't seem to find the motivation to rent a bike case and then lug the whole thing out there. Anyone have any experiences renting bikes? Is it possible to get something semi-decent? I'll be close to Boulder and Denver and need something I can train on for an upcoming race. (BTW-I need something btwn 48-50cm)

Thanks for any suggestions!
re: Renting road bikes in Colorado?daCaT_
Aug 21, 2003 6:04 PM
You can try here:
http://ubikes.com/site/index.cfm
Have you considered shipping it?DERICK
Aug 21, 2003 6:09 PM
You could have it waiting for you at your hotel when you arrive. It could also be picked up from the hotel when it's time to go. No hassle of lugging it or fitting it into your car with other luggage. I did it on a trip last summer and it worked very well.

If you really don't want to get your hands dirty you could have your local shop pack and ship it to a shop in Colorado. Your bike would be unpacked and ready to ride when you get there. Getting it home would simply be a reverse.
in boulder you can try University bikesColnagoFE
Aug 22, 2003 8:35 AM
maybe also the boulder bikesmith. they mostly rent MTB and cruisers though so i'm not sure what is available for road bikes. If you just need to stay in shape why not just take a few Spin classes at a gym?
Criterium in Colorado Springssam-g
Aug 22, 2003 10:31 AM
If you wish to drive down to Colorado Springs from Denver, I recommend Criteium. For the recent Bicycle Tour of Colorado, we rented brand new Specilized Allez CrMo bikes fitted with a triple Ultegra group and Shimano 540 wheels. I think that some of these BTC rental bikes are still in their fleet. These folks were a pleasure to do business with and took pains to fit us properly. The cost of the 8 day rental was less than two way shipping and box storage.

Highly recommended!

Sam
Thanks everyone! nmCritLover
Aug 22, 2003 4:32 PM