TTT owns a small stable of bikes (kept in our garage at home) that we use on our trips. All the other bikes that we use are rented from a local reputable bike shop near your trip start. Some of these shops we have used for 18 years.
What this means?
- Lower trip price, because we do not own, nor store 200 bikes in rented garages in France and Italy.
- We rent only when needed, so you get a lower trip price.
- During some of our trips you can change bike styles mid week (extra charges apply). E-Bike for Ventoux anyone? NOBODY else offers this!
Scott Speedster 40 Aluminium road frame (pictured above) with two water bottle cages and carbon forks. Comes in two sizes: M, L. Weight 9.2kgs. Triple. Front 30/39/50, rear 12 x 30, 27 speeds. Pedals: Comes with your choice of flat pedals or Shimano SPD’s (no toe cages or straps).
Other aluminium frames that we need during a trip are rented locally as we mentioned. So brand and gearing really depends on availability in the region of your trip. these days it is near impossible to find a bike with a triple as a compact set-up is the future. We can send you a mail with your bike's details if you wish.
Full Carbon road (racing) frame with a water bottle cage and carbon forks. Comes in four sizes: S, M, L, XL. Weight 8.2kgs Compact, Front 34 x 50, rear 12 x 32 with 20 speeds. Pedals: Comes with your choice of flat pedals or Shimano SPD's (no toe cages or straps).
Carbon frame adds 275€ per 5 day week.
Aluminium Hybrid frame with one water bottle cage. Comes in four sizes: S, M, L and XL. Weight 10.5kgs Triple, Front 30/39/50, rear 12 x 25 with 24 speeds. Pedals: Comes with your choice of flat pedals or Shimano SPD’s (no toe cages or straps).
E-Bike with flat handlebars, aluminium frame and front suspension. Disc brakes. Three sizes: S, M, L. Weight 23 kgs. Pedals: Comes with your choice of flat pedals (no toe cages or straps) or Shimano SPD’s.
E-Bike adds 275€ per 5 day week.
New in 2017 and available for Provence trips only. A racing frame E-Bike! It doesn't come cheap but what a ride. Aluminium frame and forks with a 22 speed transmission. Disc brakes. These are in extremely high demand so availability is limited. Sizes S, M and L.
E-Bike adds 375€ per 5 day week.
E-Bikes are not motorcycles … nice try. These bikes have what is called `Pedal Assist.´ This means that YOU must pedal the bike or it stops. Ask us for more info as these are a great idea for couples that ride at different speeds or allows a leisure cyclist to ride with a fast group up Ventoux or in the Tuscan hills. It feels like someone is pushing you all week long.
That'll get some of you thinking ...
Send us a mail if you have any questions about your TTT bike.