Best Bike Rental Shops in Moab, Utah

These are the mountain bike rental prices for each of the Moab bike shops. The shops also rent road bikes, cruisers, and kids bikes, you can find those prices by visiting each of the shops or while booking online.

Shop StandardDemo / High-EndBrandBike TypePerformance

Moab cyclery bike rentals moab

$60

$100

Specialized, Santa Cruz

MTB, Kids

$80

Double down bike rentals moab

$53 (hardtail)

$101

Revel, Kona

MTB, E-bike, Kids, Cruiser

$80

Rim cyclery moab bike rental

$71

$98

Scott, Bianchi

MTB, Road, Kids, E-bike, Cruisers

$81

bighorn mountain biking moab

 

 

Rent mountain bikes at the trail head

$53 (hardtail)

Marin

Kids, Hardtail, Full-suspension

$80

Poison Spider Bicycles

$60

$105

Trek, Rocky Mountain, Orbea, Pivot, Yeti, Ibis

MTB, E-bike, Kids

$75

Chile Pepper Bike Shop

$60

$100

Evil, Esker, Liv, Giant, Norco, Intense, Devinci, Salsa, BMC, Transition

MTB, E-bike, Road, Kids

$75

Bike Fiend

$64

Cannondale, Blaze

MTB, E-bikes, Road, Cruiser, Kids

$85

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Summary

We spent 6.3 hours researching mountain bike rental prices, locations, and more. (Updated for Spring and Summer 2020)

Double Down Bike Shop

Double Down is an owner-operated shop that is centrally located in Moab with ample parking. They rent Revel, Niner and Kona branded bikes and focus mostly on mountain bikes, although they do rent cruisers as well. Their line up of the Revel bikes like the Rascal and the Rail would be the ones to try.

  • 4.9 ⭐️ (150 reviews)
  • E-MTB: Kona Process Remote
  • Mountain Bikes: Revel, Niner, and Kona branded bikes.
  • Cruisers and E-bike cruisers: From Kona in the regular and E-bike versions of the Dew.
  • Other items rented: They rent hitch mounted bike racks from Thule, Kuat, and have the Northshore style hitch rack that holds 6 bikes.

Rim Cyclery

Rim Cyclery is the oldest bike shop in Moab, and one of the oldest mountain biking shops in the country! They have a full line up of Scott bicycles from the road, mountain, kids bikes, and e-bike cruisers. We recommend Rim Cyclery as the shop for road bike rentals, the owner Sarah is a road biker and can help you find the best routes in Moab.

  • 4.5 ⭐️ (85 reviews)
  • Mountain bike rentals: From Scott branded bikes in standard, performance, and premium. They also offer an entry-level hardtail bike that is only $50/day to rent
  • Road bike rentalScott Speedster road bike rentals for the paved riding
  • Kids bikes, trail behinds, and trailers: Rim offers a large selection of kids bike rentals out of most of the shops in Moab. Not just the bikes, but also trail-a-bike and bike trailers.
  • E-MTB: None

Bighorn Mountain Bike Rentals – At the trailhead (Bar M and Dead Horse)

Bighorn Mountain Biking offers the most convenient way to rent mountain bikes in Moab, especially for beginners and intermediate riders. They have locations at the Bar M (Moab Brand Trailhead) and the Dead Horse State Park. This helps you eliminate the need for transporting your bike, driving to the trails, and then driving it all the way back to town.

They offer Marin brand bikes in hardtail, full-suspension and kids mountain bikes. If you’re just getting started in Moab and don’t want the hassle of transporting your bikes, this is the shop to go to.

  • 5.0 ⭐️ (84 reviews)
  • Mountain bike rentals: From Marin branded bikes in standard and performance level. They offer an entry-level hardtail bike that is only $50/day to rent
  • Kids bikes
  • E-MTB: None

Chile Pepper Bike Shop

The Chile Pepper Bike Shop is the highest-rated bike shop in Moab with 4.9 stars (300 reviews). They also have an epic line up of brands like Evil, Esker, Liv, Giant, Norco, Intense, Devinci, Salsa, BMC, and Transition.

  • 4.9 ⭐️ (466 reviews)
  • Mountain bike rentals: Full suspension mountain bikes only in a very large selection of brands and models. Try the latest Esker Elkat or the Evil Offering on some of the toughest trails in the world.
  • E-MTB Rentals: are available in two brands and models from Giant Reign E2 and Norco Sight 29 Volt C3
  • Road bike rentals: available in a Giant Defy or Liv Avail advanced
  • Hybrid bike rentals: If you want to ride around town or hit the bike path, these are the perfect choice
  • Kids bike rentals: Chile Pepper offers hardtail and full-suspension kids bike rental options from Norco, Transition, and Giant.

Poison Spider

Poison Spider is one of the busiest bike shops in town.  A great lineup of bikes and brands and the staff is helpful but parking may be an issue.

  • 4.5 ⭐️ (409 reviews)
  • Mountain bike rentals: Standard to high-end bikes from Trek, Yeti, Ibis, and Rocky Mountain.
  • E-MTB: Trek Powerfly
  • Kids: 20″, 24″ and 26″ hardtail and full-suspension bikes
  • Road bikes: N/A
  • Cruisers: N/A

Moab Cyclery

Moab Cyclery is located in the middle of town, and offer their own a bike shuttle and tours.

  • 4.3 ⭐️ (217 reviews)
  • Mountain bike rentals: Santa Cruz and Specialized brands
  • E-MTB: Specialized Turbo Levo 29er and Santa Cruz Heckler
  • Kids: They offer one model of kids bike, Specialized Rip Rock
  • Road bikes: N/A

Bike Fiend Moab

  • 4.8 ⭐️ (116 reviews)
  • Mountain bike rentals: Cannondale and Blaze cycles hardtail and full-suspension options
  • E-MTB: The Cannondale Moterra NEO 2
  • Cruisers: Available to rent for bike path riding
  • Road bikes: N/A
  • Kids: N/A
  • Offer bike packing bikes and gear for rent!

Moab Bike Rental Coupons

We didn’t find any ”Coupons” for Moab bike rentals, but most shops do offer multi-day discounts. So you’re better off renting from 1 shop for multiple days.

Recommended bike type:

Shuttle rides: Rent an All-Mountain/Enduro style bike.

All-around mountain biking: rent a trail bike. You’ll be able to climb the ups but still have enough bike for the downs.

Taking the bike path or exploring the city: We recommend an E-cruiser bike so you can cover lots of miles and see all that the area has to offer.

Exploring the paved backroads and getting some miles in? Visit Rim Cyclery or Chile Bikes to rent a performance road bike

Check with your bike shop if you have questions before you visit, it can be hard to swap out for another bike when you’re already at the shop

Moab Bike Rentals Explained

Premium /High-End Mountain Moab Bike Rentals

  • Retail for more than $4500
  • The average rental price a premium MTB is $98/day
  • Features:
    • Full suspension
    • Dropper seat post
    • Carbon frame
    • Hydraulic disc brakes
    • 1×12 drivetrain

Mid-Range Mountain Bike Rentals Moab

  • Retail between $3000 to $4500
  • The average rental price of a mid-range MTB is $73/day
  • Features:
    • Full-suspension
    • Hydraulic disc brakes
    • Typically an Aluminum frame
    • 1×12 or 1×11 drivetrain

Standard Mountain Moab Bike Rentals Moab

  • Retail between $2000 to $3000
  • The average rental price of  a standard MTB is $60/day
  • Features:
    • Full Suspension

Hardtail Mountain Bike Rentals Moab

  • Retail between $700 to $2000
  • The average rental price of a hardtail MTB is $45/day
  • Features
    • Front suspension only
  • We don’t recommend renting a hardtail bike if you’re doing some of the technical trails in the area.

E-bikes / Pedal Assist Rentals Moab

  • E-bikes / Pedal-assist bikes are available to rent in Moab from the following bike shops
    • Double Down
    • Poison Spider
    • Moab Cyclery
  • NOTE: You can’t ride an e-bike or a pedal assist bike on all trails in Moab, they are only allowed on some of the trails. According to Poison Spider’s website, they can be ridden at Dead Horse Point State Park, Sand Flats Recreation Area (Slickrock trail, Hells Revenge, Fins and Things), and the Sovereign Trail system.

Moab Mountain Biking Trails Map



The Moab Brand Trails (Bar M)

  • Features a trailhead with parking
  • Close to town
  • ~40 miles of trails
    • 10 Green / Beginner
    • 10 Blue / Intermediate
    • 1 Advanced

The Klonzo region

  • Non-motorized singletrack trails near Arches National Park.
  • Klonzo is split into South (easier) and North (more intermediate) zones by the Willow Springs Rd.
  • You can connect to the Bar M trails using the Zephyr trail

Klondike Bluffs

  • Features: Dinosaur tracks and the most fun up and down (advanced) ride, EKG
  • 68 miles of trail
    • 12 beginner trails
    • 14 intermediate trails
    • 11 advanced trails

Sandflats Recreation Area

  • A limited number of trails
    • 3 intermediate
    • 2 advanced
    • 2 expert
  • E-bikes are allowed
  • Access to the popular Slickrock trail (accessible by jeeps and motorcycles)

Dead Horse Point Mountain Bike Trails

  • Great system for beginners or children to get introduced to the Moab trails
    • 3 green/beginner
    • 6 beginner/intermediate
  • Beautiful views of Canyonlands National Park
  • $10 entrance fee
  • No shuttle required

Whole Enchilada Trail

World famous mountain biking trail and the most popular in the Moab area.

According to MTBproject, Depending on the season Burro Pass down to the LaSal Mountain Loop Road opens around July 1 and closes in September or early October. Check with the local shops or check the trail status online.

  • 34.1-mile point to point
  • Shuttle ride
  • Not for beginners, intermediate to advanced riders will love this trail but it is still a workout, don’t let the all downhill overview of this trail fool you.
  • Consists of many different trail sections such as UPS/LPS and the famous Porcupine Rim
Mag 7 is a short name for the 7 trails that into one amazing ride: Gemini Bridges Rd., Bull Run, Arth’s Corner, Little Canyon, Gold Bar Rim, Golden Spike, Poison Spider, and Portal.
  • Intermediate to expert level trails
  • How to ride: the MTB project page offers great options on how to best ride the trails, where to park and if you need to shuttle or not.
  • Note: Poison Spider and Portal are extremely difficult trails and the consequences of a fall at the wrong place could be fatal. Please check with the shop and do your research online if you’re planning on riding these trails.
  • You can ride the first 5 trails and bailout and still have an amazing ride.

Navajo Rocks Loop

  • A great trail for a cross-country/trail bike rental with lots of ups and downs but no big climbs or long downhills.
  • A perfect ride for those who are looking for a workout and not a downhill shuttle ride
  • 17.4 miles, 95% singletrack

Downhill mountain Moab bike rental

  • Heaviest category of mountain bikes, designed to take a chairlift or a shuttle up and then ride downhill
    • A full-suspension bike with a lot of travel. The suspension travel is typically greater than 150mm.
    • Features: Typically 27.5″ tires, dropper seat posts, suspension travel of 6″ or more
  • Not available for rent in Moab, UT. And… you wouldn’t want it here anyway

Downhill bike

All Mountain / Enduro bike rental

  •  Designed for mostly downhill but riding some uphill to get there. Although newer bike designs and drivetrains have made the geometry very uphill friendly
  • Features: Travel between 155mm to 170mm,  27.5” wheels are the most popular in this category.
  • This would be the recommended mountain bike to rent for the downhill shuttle rides such as Mag 7, Whole Enchilada etc.

Here is an in-depth review of the differences between the trail and all-mountain category.

Enduro or All Mountain Bike

Trail Mountain Bike Rental

  • Features: Between 130 to 150mm of travel, dropper seat posts, 27.5 or 29″ wheels.
  • This is the perfect bike for the non-shuttle trails in Moab such as Bar M, Klonzo, Navajo loop etc.

trail mountain bike

Cross Country (lightest – designed for climbing and speed)

  • These bikes are light, have 29″ in wheels typically and are made for long rides that would require a lot of climbing or distance riding. If you were to go ride the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands, we would recommend renting a cross country bike.
  • Features: Typically 29″ wheels, carbon fiber with limited features such as dropper seat posts to reduce overall bike weight.
  • Hardtail bikes are in this category as well

 

cross country bike

Junior / Kids Bikes

  • Who rents full suspension 24″ bikes
    • Poison Spider
    • Chili Pepper
  • 24″ and 20″ kids bikes are available to rent from most other bike rental shops in Moab

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Moab bike rentals FAQ

  • What you do not have to bring/pack for a Moab mountain biking trip?

    • A Repair Kit! The bike shops will provide you with a flat repair kit with each rental which includes a pump, tube, tire levers, patch kit, and small multi-tool. If you like your super rad, extra special multi-tool be careful that it doesn’t get confiscated at airport security!
    • Helmet! Basic bike helmets with all rentals but if you like your custom POC helmet with a TripOutside sticker (like me) then go ahead and pack it. It may take up space in your carry-on but at least it’s light!
    • Pedals! The shops will have flat, SPD, Time, and Crank Brothers pedals on hand… just indicate your preference when booking. If you like your pedals, you are more than welcome to bring them and we will install them for you.

  • What to bring on the Moab mountain biking trip?

    • Hydration Pack or Backpack! It is very important to bring a sufficient amount of water on rides in the Moab desert. The shops will also have a fantastic selection of hydration packs for men, women, and children if you are in the market for a new one!
    • Gloves! The shops have a variety of excellent gloves for men, women, and children available at the shop. Stop in a grab a pair if you aren’t in love with the ones you have.
    • Shoes! Lucky for the shops, they don’t rent cycling shoes. If you plan to use clipless shoes on your ride, you will need to pack your own or pick up a new pair at the shop!

  • What are the different types of mountain bikes to rent in Moab?

    The Moab bike rental shops offer the following types of mountain bikes:

    • Hardtail bikes - best for smooth trails or paved paths but if you're going to do anything technical, we recommend a full-suspension bike rental.
    • Full-suspension bikes
      • Cross country: these have the least amount of suspension (travel) but are efficient at pedaling and climbing hills
      • Trail: Recommended for the best all-around full suspension bike to go with in Moab.
      • Enduro / All-mountain bikes: these are best for doing shuttle rides like the Whole Enchilada, Porcupine Rim, Mag 7 etc. as they are better at going downhill than they are up. But, they still climb and pedal surprisingly well.
    Within each of these categories, you will find a good/better/best option which comes down to the components of the bikes like shocks, brakes, drivetrain, dropper seat posts, etc. which make the bikes more expensive, and therefore more expensive to rent. But these aren't just ''fluffy'' upgrades, they truly help you get a better ride in Moab because they perform better over rocks, climb better, easier to handle using the dropper seat post and you'll have a much better overall experience. If you can afford it, I would recommend going for the higher quality bikes.

  • Do I need damage protection while renting a bike in Moab?

    Damage protection is a tricky one, predicting whether you’ll need it or not would make us, well… actuaries. But, here are our thoughts on the matter.

    • When it’s worth it:
      • Riding technical trails: most trails in Moab have some degree of technicality. Even if you scratch just the stanchions on the fork, bike shops will charge you a pretty penny. And rightfully so, not only do they have to fix the repair, they may be out of stock on a bike that someone else could rent in the future.
      • Riding premium or high-end bikes:
        • The components are getting so expensive on these bikes, we think it is worth the $10/day to make sure you’re covered.
    • When you may not need it:
      • Riding green / easy trails
      • Riding cruisers around town
    Remember, most damage to bikes actually happens during the transporting of the bikes. Don’t try to jam them into your car because you’re trying to save a few bucks on the shuttle or don’t want to rent a bike rack. It’s worth it to have a bike that’s going to be rideable when you get to the trail! Oh, and remember to check the fine print with the shop. It typically doesn’t cover ALL damage to the bike, there is still a covered/not covered list, it is insurance after all 😉

  • Do I need to rent a bike in advance in Moab?

    If you are visiting Moab in the Spring or Fall time and during a weekend, we highly recommend renting a bike as this is the busiest time of the year and most shops are running out of bikes. You can also make sure that you get the best fitting bike and the exact one that you want without making any sacrifices.

  • What bike shuttle companies are there in Moab?

    MOAB BIKE SHUTTLES

    These are the shuttle companies that you can book a shuttle from in Moab
    Whole Enchilada Shuttle Company Moab Cyclery Shuttle Coyote Shuttle
    Whole Enchilda (the very top) $25-$30 $30 $30
    Moab Brand Trails (Bar M) $15 $10
    Mag 7 $25 $25
    Porcupine Rim Lower Trailhead $20 $20
    LPS/UPS/Kokopelli $25 $25
    Hazard Pass $30
  • Where can I rent bikes in Moab?

    There are 7 bike rental shops in Moab and we have listed them all on our pages. You can see the type of bikes that they rent, the brands and book it all online. Chile Bikes, Rim Cyclery, Double Down Bike Shop, Big Horn Mountain Biking, Moab Cyclery are the partners that keep Trip Outside going are featured as they provide high quality bike rentals in Moab and have high customer service ratings. The choices can be overwhelming, we recommend deciding by location, price and availability.

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    Moab Mountain Bike Association is Moab’s chapter of the IMBA and creates a voice for the Moab mountain biking community and mountain biking visitors to Moab.

     

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