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Old 23.04.2008, 17:55
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[Zurich] Where can I rent a decent Mountain Bike?

I have a visitor coming to go biking with me the week after next. He is not bringing his own bike and I will have sold my spare bike by the time he comes so I need to rent something for the time he is here. I am looking for something fairly decent, must be full suspension with disc brakes.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 23.04.2008, 18:16
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Re: [Zurich] Where can I rent a decent Mountain Bike?

Have you seen this thread?

http://www.englishforum.ch/sports-fi...ke-zurich.html
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Old 23.04.2008, 22:27
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Re: [Zurich] Where can I rent a decent Mountain Bike?

Yea, I had seen that thread, but what I am looking for is something fairly specific as we will be going to some fairly technical trails. A züri rollt bike won't do the job.

I'll try one of the bike shops you recommend and see if they rent proper mountain bikes.

Has anyone had any experience with trying to rent a bike for going to bike parks like Gurten or Filzbach?

Cheers.
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Old 23.04.2008, 22:46
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Has anyone had any experience with trying to rent a bike for going to bike parks like Gurten or Filzbach?
Haven't done it but you can rent bikes nearby Filzbach.
http://filzbach.traildevils.ch/verleih.php
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Old 24.04.2008, 00:30
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Re: [Zurich] Where can I rent a decent Mountain Bike?

The city claims on several websites that that the MTB specialist Transa rents bikes, but I haven't found it mentioned on their website, so I'd call or mail them before going to the shop. I haven't found a bike shop near the Gurten trail though...

Here are some videos of the Gurten trail:

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Old 24.04.2008, 14:24
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I have a visitor coming to go biking with me the week after next. He is not bringing his own bike and I will have sold my spare bike by the time he comes so I need to rent something for the time he is here. I am looking for something fairly decent, must be full suspension with disc brakes.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
Hey Eire, if you haven't found what you're looking for yet then let me know and I can check with the bike shop I go to - Am friends with the owners so maybe we could getcha something there.

Or, if your friend is not too tall they might be able to borrow mine or Jeff's...
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Old 24.04.2008, 14:32
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Hey Eire, if you haven't found what you're looking for yet then let me know and I can check with the bike shop I go to - Am friends with the owners so maybe we could getcha something there.

Or, if your friend is not too tall they might be able to borrow mine or Jeff's...
Thanks Hillseeker,
Would be great if you find out if your shop rents. The one catch is that the bike also has to have Avid Brakes, as my friend(brother) is used to having the rear brake on the left hand. With Avids it is very simple to sort this little problem out.

Not that I would alter a bike I had rented in anyway whatsoever!

My plan B is to go into a shop and try to get a "TEST" bike for the weekend.
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Re: [Zurich] Where can I rent a decent Mountain Bike?

My shop has offered for me to "test" a bike over the weekend so that could be a possibility... When exactly do you need it and I'll ask.
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Old 24.04.2008, 14:42
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My shop has offered for me to "test" a bike over the weekend so that could be a possibility... When exactly do you need it and I'll ask.
My better half has done this in the past. Worked a treat. Especially when they forgot to charge her for the bike in the end!

I know a few places that do this, but don't "Rent" the bikes.
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Re: [Zurich] Where can I rent a decent Mountain Bike?

At Flims/Laax you can rent downhill bikes, not for the faint hearted though. Go up with a cable car and down with gravity.
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Re: [Zurich] Where can I rent a decent Mountain Bike?

tom's bikes in wetzikon rents out decent bikes or so they say on their website http://www.tomsbikecenter.ch/. Never tried it myself though. Or Chälbli in uster http://www.chaelbli.ch/ you can trial very good down hill bike eg ibis mojo carbon, Bionicon Ironwood, SantaCruz Nomad etc

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Old 24.04.2008, 22:16
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tom's bikes in wetzikon rents out decent bikes or so they say on their website http://www.tomsbikecenter.ch/. Never tried it myself though. Or Chälbli in uster http://www.chaelbli.ch/ you can trial very good down hill bike eg ibis mojo carbon, Bionicon Ironwood, SantaCruz Nomad etc

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Thanks a million.

That's just the ticket. I will check out Toms as its really close to me.
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Re: [Zurich] Where can I rent a decent Mountain Bike?

I rented 6 mountain bikes at Tom's Bike Center in Wetzikon last weekend. Excellent service by Tom himself and excellent bikes (Specialized and Trek with soft tail) + very reasonable prices. It is only a 3 minute walk from Wetzikon train station.
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Morg, you asking for a world of hurt messing around in the on-topic portions of the forum like this....be mature and move on.
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Re: [Zurich] Where can I rent a decent Mountain Bike?

Sorry to dredge up an old thread, but are there any bike hire centers closer to Zurich (in or around the city) that rent premium full suspension mountain bikes?
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