Most years we sell our bikes after only a few months use and replace our whole hire fleet during winter. The disruption to our trade and global bike supply caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to do things a bit differently in 2020 and 2021. The 2020 fleet got little use that year but we ordered new bikes for 2021 anyway. Delivery of 2021 bikes is much delayed though so we will start the 2021 season (whenever that may be!) with mostly 2020 bikes. Bike sales will start again when we have had deliveries of the replacement 2021 bikes.
Bikes shown below are the 2020 bikes and will be made available for sale just as soon as we can. There is a "waiting list" though so email us if you'd like to be notified when the bike/size you are interested in is ready.
All our bikes are washed and maintained between each hire and have been thoroughly checked over prior to sale. This preventative maintenance ensures that the bikes are in excellent conditon mechanically. They have been used though so there will be some scratches here and there, particularly on luggage racks. Our bikes are never used in winter so are never exposed to the damage that salt can cause. To arrange a viewing please get in touch. A small deposit will secure.
We are happy to arrange shipping to any UK address. Courier charges have shot up recently though so this may not be such an attractive option as it once was.
Call 01463 419160 or email us to find out more or arrange a test ride.
The Trek FX 2 Disc has a lightweight aluminium frame, wide ratio gears - (48/38/28T chainrings / 11-32T cassette), hydraulic disc brakes, mudguards and a luggage rack suitable for panniers. Without the rack and mudguards the FX 2 Disc could be termed a "fitness" bike, meaning a fast tarmac bike with straight handlebars.
We have added luggage rack, mudguards and two bottle cages and these are included with the sale. It's a really versatile platform though and if you took the mudguards off and fitted nobbly cyclocross tyres it becomes a very capable "gravel" or "adventure" bike...
...or add panniers and you've got a touring bike ready for the North Coast 500 or even Lands End to John O'Groats!
These bikes are very practical, versatile and reliable. We have had similar bikes in the fleet every year since 2007 and I still see bikes we sold ages ago in use around the town. It looks like we won't have our replacements until later on in the year but we can usually start to let a few go in late August. Please email us if you'd like to let you know. Price is likely to be around £380.
If your prefer to cycle off-road you'll need one of our mountain bikes. Our Trek Marlin 7 hardtail mountain bikes come with 2 x 9 drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes and suspension forks with lockout. They are perfect for the Great Glen Way, Culbin Forest or any of the mountain bike trail centres in the Scottish Highlands. Larger sizes are 29ers and the smaller ones have 27½ wheels.
We have fitted botlles cages, mudflap and luggage rack, all included with sale. These bikes have mostly been sold already but we should have a couple of large ones available for sale around August 2021. Please email us if you'd like to be notified. Price is likely to be around £400.
Explore farther and faster on a road bike. For day bike rides by Loch Ness or cycling the North Coast 500 we've got Trek Checkpoint AL4 road bikes. Our road bikes are designed to be fast but comfortable and resilient enough to handle the rougher surfaces found on some Highland roads. Shimano Tiagra gears - 10 speed, 11-32T cassette teamed with a compact, 50/34 chainset provides a wide range of gears. They've got Shimano Tiagra hydraulic disc brakes for reliability and assured stopping in all weather.
These bikes have been a great success. Our customers rarely leave the tarmac but you can fit nobbly tyres and take on some "gravel" adventures. The frame has mounts for a traditional pannier rack if you prefer that to the bikepacking style bags.
It will probabaly be September 2021 before we can let any of these go. There is always a lot of interest in our ex-hire road bikes so please email us if you'd like to be notified. Price is likely to be around £900.