Though you are welcome to bring your own bike, Carolina Tailwinds’ low bicycle rental charges allow you to forego the hassle of transporting equipment to the tour rendezvous. We maintain a fleet of high quality bikes. Hybrids are late model Fuji Absolute One's. Our road bikes are carbon fiber endurance frame bikes by Lapierre and Raleigh which have compact cranks and 10 speed rear cassettes. Each of our rental bikes, regardless of style, has been modified with an adjustable rise handlebar stem for comfort and a quick release seat post clamp for an easy adjustments. Each is equipped with a basic cyclometer, l.e.d. taillight and a bag for carrying essentials. We recommend our lightweight road bikes for the mountainous and hilly tours, and either road or hybrid for our flat tours. We also provide you with a new water bottle with our Carolina Tailwinds’ logo that is yours to keep. Helmets are absolutely required on all rides. We encourage you to bring your own or we will be happy to provide one. You may also bring your own saddle and/or pedals for us to install on a rental bike for you. We have a wide assortment of saddles, or you may bring your own.
Pedals: we can provide platform pedals, toe cage style pedals or SPD Mountain pedals (for which you would bring your own cleated shoes) More about pedals.
If you do plan to bring your own bike, please make us aware if your bike is unusual in in way. Details here.
Ladies Sensium Road Bike by Lapierre:
Men's Sensium Road Bike by Lapierre: