Les Gets & Morzine Road Bike Hire
Deciding whether or not to bring your own bike to ride can be a difficult decision. Here we take a closer look at bike hire and the options available to you. Bike hire isn’t cheap, but you will normally be hiring this years model or have the option to pay slightly less for last years model.
The first stage is deciding what type of Road Bike you want to hire for your visit to Les Gets and Morzine.
Aluminium is extremely stiff, lightweight and strong. Aluminium bikes have a reputation for having excellent power transfer and stiffness.
Carbon Fibre is a very lightweight and stiff material. As a non metal there are huge design advantages when using carbon fibre to build bikes. The material can be manipulated into aerodynamic shapes and fine tuned for increased stiffness and strength.
Steel is a very popular and traditional material for building bikes. Steel frames are renowned for their comfort, strength and durability. Steel can also be easy to fix as dents or bends can be repaired.
Titanium bike frames are extremely lightweight and offer a smooth ride that is similar to the ride quality of a good steel frame.
Caliper brakes are available in many different styles, the most common is the dual pivot brake. It comprises of two main parts called arms. They offer great stopping power as well as easy to control braking and are simple to setup and maintain.
Disc brakes consist of a brake disc that is mounted to a specific hub and a brake caliper that attaches to the fork/frame. The brake cable type can be cable, hydraulic or a mixture of the two. A major advantage of disc brakes is that they offer excellent braking in the wet and cold due to the braking action not occurring on a wet rim but instead on a disc rotor.
Pedals, Shoes and Helmets
You can bring your own pedals and shoes if you wish as they are personal to you and will offer a more comfortable ride. Helmets can be hired in resort.
Expect to pay between €35 to €50 euros per day or between €160 to €280 euros for 6 days rental.
One of the easiest places to hire a bike with their easy to book website. Torico Performance Bikes offer a good selection of Road bikes in various sizes.
They stock a great selection of clothing and equipment including spare tyres, tubes and energy food. They also offer bike servicing and repairs with their own team of bike mechanics.
Alps Bike Hire allows you to enjoy the scenery and explore the alps without any of the hassles of bringing your own bike. They are both avid cyclists and triathletes who demand high quality and know their customers do too. All bikes are equipped with a spare tube, tyre levers & a pump in case of an unexpected puncture. They also include a multi tool and drink bottle for weekly hire. All of their bikes are setup with the brakes in the UK orientation (rear on the left, front on the right).
Alpine Sports know how important it is to have the correct size frame and group set for your bike so they have a good variety of bikes to cater for most requirements.
The team welcome you to Ski Fun Shop which is located at the bottom of the main Chavanne lifts in the heart of the Les Gets. In summer you can get a 20% discount on bike hire if you have a Multi-pass. Independently run and recognised as sports specialists, they offer a wide range of bike equipment. You will be welcomed and advised by their team who want you to enjoy the mountains as much as they do!
Evasion sports have a small selection of road bikes available for daily or weekly hire.