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Alright. Well unfortunately I will not be getting my new frame in time for me to take it up to whistler, so I will be renting a bike. What are the options for rental up there? I've only come upon a few specialized demo's and some norco a-lines. I'm trying to get in contact with Cove to see how I could go about getitng one of their bikes for rental too, but i'm not too sure what else there is. Suggestions are welcome too. Right now my favorite one is the demo 8 II, but i was just curious what else I might be able to pick up. Thanks!
 

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That's too bad as rentals arent' cheap. My advice is to lock in a bike a day or two before you plan to ride. If you plan to ride immediately upon arrival, reserve one before you get there otherwise you may end up with whatever they got......you may as well get something that fits and is primo if you are paying for it.

Here's a list to start with:

For a Demo or SX Trail, call evolution. http://www.evolutionwhistler.com/

The bike park is renting new Stinky Primo's (what else is new) which they take good care of....so that's always an option. Garbonzo bike and bean is the name of that shop. http://www.whistlerbike.com/rentals/shops/index.htm

Fanatyk Co usually has Norco and might have a Knolly demo, but I doubt they'd let you rent that. http://www.fanatykco.com/

Snow Covers usually has Rocky and are generally a cool shop.

One last idea.....
You should check with Tantalus in Squamish to see what their rates are. Might save you some money and you can pick it up on your way to Whizzler.

Cheers,
EBX
 

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I rented an RMX when I was there last year. The bike was in descent shape but had some issues with the brakes that was a maint item that caused me to loose a good hour on the mountain. The Norcos seemed to be in somewhat better state of repair and in hindsight I might have done well to grab one of those. Didn't look to closely at anything else.

When you headed up?

ebxtreme- What what what!?!? Knolly demo? Do they allow commoners to ride it at all do you know? I've been planning on hitting up Noel, I'd love to check out a V-tach and get a ride in...
 

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Last time i checked i think the cheapest rentals were at whistler clearance center, trek session 7's w/ tpc+ travis sc. Good bike if you ask me.
 

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Err said:
I rented an RMX when I was there last year. The bike was in descent shape but had some issues with the brakes that was a maint item that caused me to loose a good hour on the mountain. The Norcos seemed to be in somewhat better state of repair and in hindsight I might have done well to grab one of those. Didn't look to closely at anything else.

When you headed up?

ebxtreme- What what what!?!? Knolly demo? Do they allow commoners to ride it at all do you know? I've been planning on hitting up Noel, I'd love to check out a V-tach and get a ride in...
im goin up in about 3 weeks. July 30-August 6
 

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Err said:
I rented an RMX when I was there last year. The bike was in descent shape but had some issues with the brakes that was a maint item that caused me to loose a good hour on the mountain. The Norcos seemed to be in somewhat better state of repair and in hindsight I might have done well to grab one of those. Didn't look to closely at anything else.

When you headed up?

ebxtreme- What what what!?!? Knolly demo? Do they allow commoners to ride it at all do you know? I've been planning on hitting up Noel, I'd love to check out a V-tach and get a ride in...
Yup, it's true. Fanatyk Co has a medium blue V-tach that's available for rental. I think the bike is set up with a Fox DHX 5.0, a Boxxer up front and a dual ring guide. I would contact them in advance because I'm pretty sure the bike has been rented out most days (including week days). Also, like most demo programs, they deduct the rental fee off the purchase price if the renter decides to buy a frame.

We're going to be getting other shops set up with demos as well, including both our West Vancouver (Different Bikes) and North Vancouver (On Top Bike Shop) dealers as well some in the US. More demo locations to follow over the next few months...

Cheers!

Noel

Ps: just because you can rent the bike doesn't mean that you shouldn't give me a ring when you get into town - see you in a week or so!
 
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