Routes Rentals & Tours, Albuquerque Bicycle Rentals

1/2 Day (4 hours) Full Day (24 hours) 7-Day (weekly) Extended Rentals
 $20 $35 $165 click here

Each rental includes a helmet, lock, bottle cage,  hand-pump, patch/safety kit, and a customized map of Albuquerque bike routes and attractions. 

 

Routes mountain bikes offer an excellent choice for those who gravitate toward the unbeaten path. The trail systems around our shop offer a wide range of dirt (and off-road) trails which wind along the Rio Grande River, and the foothills of the nearby Sandia Mountains (a 15-20 minute drive, which can be biked as well) feature myriad scenic trails for riders of all skill levels. Visibility from these higher altitudes often encompasses over 70 linear miles of beautiful high-desert terrain, with un-matched skies, sunsets, and sun-rises.

Our Mountain bikes are also a wonderful way to explore the urban landscape of Albuquerque, as they offer a wider range of speed selections and additional flexibility to tackle varied terrains that can be woven into longer rides / undertaken as an excellent fitness activity. Whatever your destination, a Routes mountain bike is the perfect accompaniment.

Mountain Bike Rental Albuquerque

Hardtail Mountain Bikes

At a glance:

  • Manufacturer: Diamondback
  • Model: Response Sport Hardtail
  • DB 6061-T6 Aluminum w/MISSION Machine Formed Top Tube, Formed Down Tube, DB Snake Stays, replaceable hanger
  • Shimano SL-M310 8spd Rapidfire
  • Tektro Novela Disc 6″ Rotor brakes, 32h Weinmann MX260D Doublewall Rims
  • Quick-release alloy seat pin to allow for field adjustments
  • Bike Weight: ~42.2 pounds
  • Fits men and women between 5’6″- 6′-4″ in height, and up to 350 lb

Routes Rentals & Tours - 29er Bikes for Rent Albuquerque

29er Mountain Bikes

At a glance:

  • Manufacturer: Diamondback
  • Model: Overdrive
  • Overdrive 29″ Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum w/ Formed Top / Down Tube, machined headtube, forged drop outs w/replaceable hanger
  • Shimano TX50 dual pull, Top swing, 34.9
  • Tektro IO Plus Disc w/ 6″ Rotors
  • 32h Diamondback SL-7 Doublewall Rims
  • Quick-release alloy seat pin to allow for field adjustments
  • Fits men and women between 5’5″- 6′-6″ in height, and up to 350 lb

 

Downhill Mountain Bike Albuquerque Bike Rental

Full-Suspension Mountain Bikes

At a glance:

  • Manufacturer: Mongoose Bicycles
  • Model: MGX Maxium Downhill Mountain Bike D50i
  • Handcrafted Aluminum Aero Dual Suspension Frame
  • 24-Speed Shimano Altus rear derailleur and shifters; high-quality SRAM cassette.
  • Kook Riser MTB Handlebar and Liquid Stern with Alloy Linear Pull Brakes & Alloy Brake Levers.
  • Quick-release alloy seat pin to allow for field adjustments
  • Bike Weight: ~38.6 pounds
  • Fits men and women between 5′ – 6′-2″ in height, and up to 250 lbs

Hard Tail vs. Full-Suspension – Which Do I Need?

Mountain Bikes - Hardtail vs Full-Suspension chart

That should give you a basic overview, but let’s look at this in a little more detail. Dollar for dollar you will commonly get a hardtail that is a few (2-5) pounds lighter than a full-suspension. Now you may be asking yourself, how much does a couple pounds actually matter? The honest answer is, it depends on what you are doing. A lighter bike will lend an advantage to climbing as well as a small advantage to handling (the lighter weight allows easier control and quicker response). A couple pounds can make a bit of difference, but it is not the only thing to consider.

Agility is better on a hardtail because of a typically shorter wheel base, lighter total weight, and stiff rear end. If you are looking for a bike that has a fast handling response a hardtail might be the answer, but don’t decide yet. When it comes to handling in technical situations, with lots of loose rock and other obstacles, full-suspensions excel. Good technique can get you through a lot of tough terrain on a hardtail, but you may come to situations where you just aren’t going to make it through. The full-suspension not only absorbs the impacts of obstacles but allows for more traction to be transferred to the ground on technical terrain. This means that although hardtails are better climbers in smoother terrain, in severely rocky terrain a good cross-country full-suspension will far outperform it.

What do we recommend?

The choice is ultimately up to you and your riding preferences, however we typically recommend the hardtail mountain bikes for most areas of Albuquerque, including the Foothills. If you are interested in riding the Sandia crest and slopes, we recommend a full-suspension.

 

 

Please review our rental terms before your visit. If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation, please contact us through email or call the shop at (505) 933-5667. We look forward to your visit!