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||Standard||Demo / High-End||Brand||Bike Type||Performance|
Evil, Esker, Liv, Giant, Norco, Intense, Devinci, Salsa, BMC, Transition
MTB, E-bike, Road, Kids
MTB, E-bike, Kids, Cruiser
MTB, Road, Kids, E-bike, Cruisers
Poison Spider Bicycles
Trek, Rocky Mountain, Orbea, Pivot, Yeti, Ibis
MTB, E-bike, Kids
Specialized, Santa Cruz
MTB, E-bikes, Road, Cruiser, Kids
We spent 6.3 hours researching mountain bike rental prices, locations, and more. (Updated for Spring and Summer 2020)
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 ⭐️ (124 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 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.
- 4.4 ⭐️ (58 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 rental: Scott 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
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 ⭐️ (300 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 is one of the busiest bike shops in town. A great line up of bikes and brands and the staff is helpful but parking may be an issue.
- 4.4 ⭐️ (340 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 is located in the middle of town, and offer their own a bike shuttle and tours.
- 4.3 ⭐️ (182 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 ⭐️ (90 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!
The best time to visit Moab, Utah is either Spring (March – May) or Fall (Late August – October) as it gets very hot during the summer.
If timing is not an issue, we would always pick September to ride in Moab because you can be guaranteed that the Whole Enchilada is open (which it won’t be in the Spring due to snow).
Moab weather by month
June through August can be extremely hot and dry in Moab and you would only want to ride very early in the morning. Check with your bike shop to see if they will even rent you the bike for the full day.
Premium /High-End Mountain Moab Bike Rentals
- Retail for more than $4500
- The average rental price a premium MTB is $98/day
- 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
- 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
- Full Suspension
Hardtail Mountain Bike Rentals Moab
- Retail between $700 to $2000
- The average rental price of a hardtail MTB is $45/day
- 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.
- 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
- 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
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
- 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.
- Although you may be able to walk in and rent a bike during non-peak weekends, chances are most bike rental shops in Moab are going to be sold out of bikes during their peak season (March-May), or at least the exact bike that you’re looking for. We HIGHLY recommend renting in advance.
- This will also help you save time on your vacation. Most of the rental information and forms can be filled out online while you’re at work and supposed to be paying attention in the meeting (don’t worry, we won’t tell). BTW, have you seen this video!!?
We list shops with the highest reviews (at least 4.0) on Google to make sure you have the best rental experience possible. If there is a shop that is missing, please let us know. We want to make sure we feature the top local outfitters with the best gear.
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 😉
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
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.
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.
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
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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