Sedona Mountain Bike Rental Shops
The Best Sedona Bike Rental Shops
These are the Sedona bike rental prices for each of the shops. The prices listed are for mountain bikes, the shops may also rent road bikes, cruisers, and kids bikes.
|Shop||Standard||Demo / High-End||Brand||Bike Type||Performance|
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Kona, Niner, Santa Cruz
Thunder Mountain Bikes
Evil, Ibis, Revel, Intense, Juliana, Liv, Santa Cruz, Giant, Trek
Absolute Bikes Sedona
Specialized, Yeti, Marin, Pivot, Scott
Road, MTB, E-bike, kids,
*These bikes are somewhere between mid-range and high-end.
Hand Selected Sedona Bike Shops
We spent 4.3 hours researching Sedona bike rental reviews, prices, locations, and more. Updated in early summer 2020.
Whether you’re looking for the coffee shop with a biking problem or vice versa, Bike and Bean has you covered for both. Grab a latte, made with fine artisan coffee from a small, multi-generation family-owned producer in Sicily and a full-suspension Santa Cruz mountain bike. Can you think of a better way to spend your weekend?
- 4.4 ⭐️ (57 reviews)
- Brands carried: Santa Cruz, Niner, Kona
- Types of bikes: They have hardtail mountain bikes, full-suspension, and kids bikes for rent
- Rental period: Bike and Bean offers hourly and daily rates for their bike rentals. You’ll get better discounts for renting multiple days.
- What we love: Coffee and instant online booking.
- A broader selection of bike types and models, but they have what you need for a quality ride in Sedona.
THUNDER MOUNTAIN BIKES (previously Over The Edge)
Over The Edge is now Thunder Mountain Bikes. A true mountain biking shop that lives and breathes the culture and carries the latest and greatest bikes in the industry.
- 4.9 ⭐️ (199 reviews)
- Brands carried: Evil, Ibis, Revel, Intense, Juliana, Liv, Santa Cruz, Giant, Trek
- Rental period: Daily rentals
- What we love: The number of brands and models that they carry. You can demo some of the hottest new bikes on the market like Revel, Evil and Ibis and try them on some of the toughest trails on the planet. If the bike makes it here, you’ll be sure to love it on your trails back home.
ABSOLUTE BIKES SEDONA
Absolute Bikes Sedona is another popular shop with different locations in Salida and Flagstaff under the same brand but different ownership. What we like about Absolute Bike Sedona is that they rent a variety of types of bikes from road bikes, e-bikes, kids bikes, and racks. So if you’re looking for one shop that will please anyone in the group, whether a roadie or a mountain biker or someone that just wants to cruise around the city, head to Absolute Bikes.
- 4.8 ⭐️ (82 reviews)
- Brands carried: Specialized, Marin, Pivot
- Rental period: daily rentals
- What we love: You can rent a road bike, a cruiser, or an e-bike in their centrally located store on the south side of Sedona.
- We do wish they had instant online booking to reduce some booking time, they do take online reservations and you can check availability based on a google sheet, but that’s a lot of work for the user.
SEDONA BIKE TOURS
Premium /High-End Mountain Bike Rentals Sedona
- Retail for more than $4500
- Full suspension
- Dropper seat post
- Carbon frame
- Hydraulic disc brakes
- 1×12 drivetrain
Mid-Range Mountain Bike Rentals Sedona
- Retail between $3000 to $4500
- Hydraulic disc brakes
- Typically an Aluminum frame
- 1×12 or 1×11 drivetrain
Standard Mountain Moab Bike Rentals Sedona
- Retail between $2000 to $3000
- Full Suspension
Hardtail Mountain Bike Rentals Sedona
- Retail between $700 to $2000
- Front suspension only
- We don’t recommend renting a hardtail bike if you’re doing some of the technical trails in the area.
- Although you may be able to walk in and rent a bike during non-peak weekends, chances are most bike rental shops in Sedona are going to be sold out of bikes during their peak season (late fall and early spring), 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).
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 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 😉
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.
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 typically the ”Do it all” mountain bike that you can’t go wrong with on most mountain bike trails.
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.
- 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
- Full-suspension 24″ bikes are typically rare to find at most rental shops.
- 24″ and 20″ hardtail bikes are the common bike rentals for Juniors.