Road bike rental in Sydney

Road bike rental in Sydney

Postby sogood » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:52 am

I have just came across a new venture in Sydney that rents out road bikes (Cannondale and BMC). This is an often asked product by travellers on various forums and thought it would be worth filing the information here. They are charging $50/2hrs. I guess the success and failure of this venture will depend on whether they've set the price point correctly to sustain the volume needed.

http://www.livelo.com.au/

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Re: Road bike rental in Sydney

Postby philip » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:30 am

New bike shop at SOP, ParkBikes also does hiring, but only to ride around SOP as far as I know.
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Re: Road bike rental in Sydney

Postby sogood » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:34 pm

Does ParkBikes rent road bikes?
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Re: Road bike rental in Sydney

Postby philip » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:50 pm

A bit of info here: http://www.parkbikes.com.au/riding - trek madones apparently
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Re: Road bike rental in Sydney

Postby sogood » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:58 pm

Thanks Philip. I didn't find it earlier.
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Re: Road bike rental in Sydney

Postby timbo » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:33 am

I'd love to take the BMC Gran Fondo out for a ride when they arrive.
I'm just a bit concerned that I might like the bike so much, that it will become the most expensive bike hire ever. :)
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Re: Road bike rental in Sydney

Postby yolk » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:55 am

I was in Sydney for the New Years and stayed at a friends place in Rhodes. Went to ParkBikes to rent the Trek Madone 3.1 and had an awesome time cycling around Sydney Olympic Park. The rates are now a lot cheaper to what was posted on the website and they now rent it for 24 hours. IIRC it's around AUD 60-70. They also provide water bottle and a pocket map if you need one. Only thing I wish it came with was a lock, making it easier for toilet breaks. Overall had an excellent time on the bike and now riding on my alu bike just feels different :?

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Re: Road bike rental in Sydney

Postby lloyd83 » Fri May 31, 2013 10:17 am

I'm heading to Sydney for the Queen's bday weekend and was thinking of going for a ride with my brother in-law by renting and seeing what the fuss is about carbon frames :)

Are you restricted to ride around SOP?
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Re: Road bike rental in Sydney

Postby lloyd83 » Fri May 31, 2013 1:27 pm

Got a reply back from Parkbikes and they said I'm not restricted to SOP. So hopefully my brother inlaw is free for a ride that weekend.
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