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North Van Mtn Bike Rental - offseason

Feb. 1, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
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Does anyone rent bikes in the offseason (i.e. now)? I have someone coming from out of town and wanted to take them for a spin. I would usually use Endless, but I think they are closed for the winter.

Thanks,
-Gord

Feb. 1, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 15, 2010

Does anyone rent bikes in the offseason (i.e. now)? I have someone coming from out of town and wanted to take them for a spin. I would usually use Endless, but I think they are closed for the winter.

Thanks,
-Gord

Give Endless a shout!

They moved to 1467 Crown St.

P: 604 985 2219 E: [email protected]

WINTER HOURS
November 1st - March 31st
5 days a week
Wednesday - Sunday
9am - 4:30pm

Have fun!

:canada: I ride the mountain cycle :canada:

Feb. 1, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
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Try www.mountainbikevancouver.com. They should have some Norco Ranges for rent.

Feb. 2, 2017, 7:05 a.m.
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Demo a bike from a shop.
They all vary in what they Charge.

People always ask me what's the phenomenon
Yo what's up? Yo what's goin' on- Adam Yauch

Feb. 2, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
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Demo a bike from a shop.
They all vary in what they Charge.

Demo'ing bikes is to figure out what's the next purchase.

Renting a bike is to have a bike to ride.

Most shops I've talked to don't want the demo's to be used as rentals.

Party on.

:canada: I ride the mountain cycle :canada:

Feb. 2, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
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Most shops I've talked to don't want the demo's to be used as rentals.

What's the difference? You are paying $X to use a bike for a specified amount of time in either scenario. I guess aside from the fact that they probably don't want "renters" hogging the bikes from potential biker purchasers… but realistically, there is no way for a bike shop to police something like this.

Feb. 2, 2017, 8:28 p.m.
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Demo'ing bikes is to figure out what's the next purchase.

Renting a bike is to have a bike to ride.

Most shops I've talked to don't want the demo's to be used as rentals.

Party on.

If you pay to take a bike out then it is a rental not a demo.

Don't get me wrong, I fully understand that shops can't just let anyone take a bike out for a few hours without paying for it otherwise this service will be abused. It just cracks me up when they call it a demo.

Feb. 3, 2017, 3:16 p.m.
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If you pay to take a bike out then it is a rental not a demo.

4 x 4 = 16

:canada: I ride the mountain cycle :canada:

Feb. 3, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
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I'd say a demo bike is a bike that is meant to be in pristine condition, not used all that often and is an advertisement for that bike / brand, lent out with the hope that a bike will be bought as a result. A rental bike is something that will be shitkicked all season ("don't be gentle it's only a rental" etc…) with the aim being to make money from the rental, not from subsequent purchases. A significant difference.

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Feb. 3, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 25, 2013

I'd say a demo bike is a bike that is meant to be in pristine condition, not used all that often and is an advertisement for that bike / brand, lent out with the hope that a bike will be bought as a result. A rental bike is something that will be shitkicked all season ("don't be gentle it's only a rental" etc…) with the aim being to make money from the rental, not from subsequent purchases. A significant difference.

For the record, I agree.

The snow may change the game a bit. Thanks everyone for the recommendations.

-Gord

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