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Our Bikes

included with your tour: Quality Road Bikes And Hybrid (flat-bar) Bikes; mountain bikes included on mountain bike tours

We are proud to partner with Orbea - the oldest bicycle manufacturer in the world - for the best road and hybrid flat-bar bicycles in the touring industry. A good fit is imperative to enjoying your bicycle vacation. We start with a fleet of premium quality, lightweight bicycles with frame sizes from 44 to 64 cm on road bikes. Hybrid flat-bar bike sizes range from 15 to 22.5 inches. Our road bikes have custom Shimano drivetrains with a gear range we call “Better than Triple” which gears our bikes the range of a trip with the performance and reliability of the compact double while hybrids feature Shimano Deore/LX 27 speed components. Mountain bike tours in the United States and Canada include the Orbea Occam TR M30 carbon bike. Child-sized bicycles, trail-a-bikes, and child trailers are available on family trips.  Since almost all our trips originate from our main warehouse in Seattle, your Head Guide can choose from more than 400 bicycles to find the one that's sized just right for you. 

Prior to your bike tour, we request your height in order to choose the right frame size for you. (If you have a fit sheet or sizing information on your personal bicycle, you are welcome to send that to us, and we will do our best to match your geometry and specs.)  On the first day of each bicycle tour, your guides tweak your bike fit to make sure you are as comfortable as possible. If they can't get the fit just right, we typically carry a couple of extra sizes. We try to make sure we have the right size and type of bike you need to enjoy your cycling vacation.

more options: high-performance road bikes and e-bikes

High-performance road bikes: If you would prefer the option of a high-end race bike, you may choose an Orbea Avant M20D Carbon bicycle for your tour. The upgrade fee is $300.00, and we request at least 60 days' notice for this option. (Details below.)

E-bikes: Not sure you're up for all the miles, but still want to do the trip? Try an electric bike with pedal-assist to help you zip up the hills. The Orbea Keram Comfort 10 electric bike with Bosch motor has been popular in Europe for years, but has only recently come to the United States. The e-bike upgrade fee is $400.00 for your tour; please give us at least 60 days' notice if you choose this option. (Details below.) E-bikes are not available in all areas.  

Bikes Equipped With Cyclometers, Front Packs, Seat Packs, And Two Water Bottles

Your bike will have a small seat pack, a removable front handlebar pack with map case and two water bottles. Rear rack packs are available if requested prior to the trip, as are rear-view mirrors. Each bicycle also comes equipped with a frame-mounted bicycle pump, two spare tubes, and three tire levers in your seat pack, a small lock and cable in your front pack, and a cyclometer mounted on the handlebars. The cyclometer electronically displays current speed and daily trip distance traveled. Our written directions define route turns by description and mileage from the lodge, making a cyclometer on your bike a very handy navigational aid. If you use Garmin, Strava or RideWithGPS, we will be happy to provide you with those files for your bike tour. 

Choose From A Variety Of Saddles

You'll have a variety of bicycle saddles to choose from - male-female or racing-touring (softer). Most bicycles will be set up with a touring saddle. Do you have a definite saddle preference? Tell us when you sign up for your tour and we will do our best to provide a saddle like the one you're used to riding. We'll have a few extra saddles on hand at the start of your trip in case you want to switch. If you prefer you can bring your own saddle from your bike at home. We'll be happy to install it on your bicycle.

You May Bring Your Own Pedals

Our bikes are set up with flat pedals and/or toe clips and straps. If you are used to riding a bicycle with clip-in/'clipless' pedals but will be riding one of our bicycles, simply unscrew the pedals from your bike and bring them (and your cycling shoes) with you. We'll install your personal pedals on your Bicycle Adventures bike for you.

Bikes Tuned Up Before Tour, Professionally Overhauled Yearly

Your leader will tune up your bicycle before your trip in our professional bicycle shop, and our professional bicycle mechanics completely overhaul every bicycle at least once a year. Should your front wheel find a hole your eyes missed or should any other mechanical mishap occur during the trip, we'll keep you going at no extra charge by either fixing the bike we provide, fixing your bike or letting you use one of the spare bicycles we bring on each trip.

Hybrid flat bar Bicycles

You have the option to choose an Orbea Avant Hydro flat bar hybrid-style bicycle, with straight handlebars and a fairly lightweight frame. The Hydro has an aluminum frame and carbon fiber fork. Gearing is compact double (50/34 in front; 11/32 rear), giving you plenty of gears for tackling the hills. The tires are wider than you'll find on a road bike but are designed for riding on pavement, not knobby 'mountain bike' style tires.  Flat-bar bikes are reasonably lightweight and position your body in a more upright position that is easier on the back, shoulders, and neck. A flat-bar bicycle is ideal for guests who don't ride a lot or who want to enjoy the scenery from an upright position.

Road Bicycles

Experienced cyclists usually prefer a road bicycle with the standard diamond frame and dropped (racing) handlebars. This is the lightest and fastest type of bike, and it puts the rider in the most muscle-efficient and aerodynamic riding position.

Bicycle Adventures proudly offers Orbea road bikes. Included with your trip is the Avant H30 road bike with compact double gearing: a 50/34 chainring in front and 12/32 in the rear. These bikes have standard size wheels (700 cm). 

high performance road bike upgrade 

You may wish to choose a high-performance Orbea Avant M20D full carbon fiber road bike for your upcoming tour. The M20D comes with Ultegra 11 speed compact double shifters (50/34 front; 11/28 rear), 160mm Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, Vision hubs and Team 30 rims with bladed spokes. The additional fee for the M20D is $300.00 for the tour; please give us at least 60 days advance notice. 

electric BICYCLES

The Orbea Keram Comfort 10 electric bicycle is a pedal-assist electric bike with a Bosch motor that has been popular in Europe for years. It's only recently become available in the United States. If you'd like to opt for an e-bike for your upcoming tour, the fee is $400.00 for the week; please give us at least 60 days notice. Please note that electric bikes are not available on all tours. 

mountain bikes (U.S. & Canada mountain bike tours)

The Orbea Occam TR M30 is included with US and Canada mountain bike tours. The frame is Monocoque Race Carbon; suspension is Advanced Dynamics 120mm with UFO technology. Brakes: Shimano M506 hydraulic disc; gearing is Shimano M627-B 22x36 crankset; 29" wheels. Boost 12x148 rear axle; Trail III geometry and internal cable routing. This bike may not be available for tours outside the US and Canada; for details on mountain bikes included with those tours please call or email office@bicycleadventures.com.