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  1. #1
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    Looking to rent a bike(between SLC and moan) for the white rim, any shop/ bikerecomm

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    Title pretty much says it all. My current options are bring my CX bike (probably worst option) bring an old tracer set up more like a sled with a double barrel, or rent a bike. Currently rent seems like the way to go and given what I know about the white rim, a lighter XC rig sounds like the ticket, unfortunately it doesn't look like I'll have time to get rowdy (only in town for that ride) so a hard tail 29er seems pretty ideal, but I'm having trouble finding one for rent. Anyone have any bike or shop recommendations, thanks!


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    I have NOT done the WF, (its on my list) but based on other stuff around Moab its long, but NOT hard. I think a CK bike is a GREAT tool for the job.

    I'm heading to Moab in a few weeks, bringing my pipeline for pipeline, Ahab, rockstacker, and bluedot. Bringing my CX for dead horse, navajo rocks, and jackson loop.


    if you WANT to rent a bike, LOTS of place in town have rental bikes, and are all similar in price/quality etc.

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    White Rim has some fractured rock sections that require a real mountain bike. There are lots of miles of sandy roads but enough of the rough stuff that I would not advise doing it on a CX bike, although it is certainly possible. A light 29er would be a good call. I prefer a little rear suspension, but if you go with a hard tail I'd recommend big tires you can run at low pressure. Then again I'm partial to a cushy ride.

    Lots of places to rent bikes in Moab, but I always go with my own, so don't know much about the specifics of the rental scene.
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    fat e bike. or a moto. cx bike would wallow. lots of sand.

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    Side note here, as of new NPS rules, e bikes are NOT allowed on WR. (At least that's what I read recently)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    I have NOT done the WF, (its on my list) but based on other stuff around Moab its long, but NOT hard. I think a CK bike is a GREAT tool for the job.

    I'm heading to Moab in a few weeks, bringing my pipeline for pipeline, Ahab, rockstacker, and bluedot. Bringing my CX for dead horse, navajo rocks, and jackson loop.


    if you WANT to rent a bike, LOTS of place in town have rental bikes, and are all similar in price/quality etc.
    You're going to ride a cross bike on Navajo Rocks and Jackson's? Hmmm. Have fun with that.

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    I think he means Jackson Hole trail. Still, fuck that, never again. Whole trail is just a flat sand trap. Cross bike anywhere in Moab though, just no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Side note here, as of new NPS rules, e bikes are NOT allowed on WR. (At least that's what I read recently)
    That's bizarre. Can you not drive dirt bikes and jeeps on the white rim? Seems dumb to ban e-bikes when motorized travel is allowed.

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    That's the rub...they have decreed that no motorized vehicles can ride it without a license...and you can't get a license for an ebike.
    Not that unlicensed dirt bikers don't ride it...
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  11. #11
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    I recently rented at Contender bikes in SLC. Cheap but bad service-didn't have either of the two bikes I had reserved in advance. However $200/week for a carbon FS was a great deal compared to the Moab prices.

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    Great shop called Noble Cycles in Spanish Fork. Great prices.

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