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Old 03-19-13, 06:31 PM   #1
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Road bike rental on Maui?

I'll be in Maui around Xmas 2013 and I'd like to get at least one good ride in. I don't want to pay the luggage fee or pack up my bike to bring it with me if I don't have to. Are there any shops that rent road bikes? From what I've read here there's a west Maui loop that sounds promising, and the road to Hana, but I think I'll pass on Hana. I'll probably also do the Haleakala downhill, but that I'll do with one of the tour groups. I've been to Maui once before, about 30 years ago now, when I was still young. I'm still in OK shape if I have to say so myself.
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Of course, the Google knows all. South Maui Bicycles in Kihei, right near where I'm staying, has Trek Madone, Trek 1200, and Fisher road bikes for rent.

So a second question: Are there group rides, such as a century or metric or whatever? I guess I'll find out more when I'm closer to actually going.
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I'll be in Maui around Xmas 2013 and I'd like to get at least one good ride in. I don't want to pay the luggage fee or pack up my bike to bring it with me if I don't have to. Are there any shops that rent road bikes? From what I've read here there's a west Maui loop that sounds promising, and the road to Hana, but I think I'll pass on Hana. I'll probably also do the Haleakala downhill, but that I'll do with one of the tour groups. I've been to Maui once before, about 30 years ago now, when I was still young. I'm still in OK shape if I have to say so myself.

Last year when II was over at W Maui I rented an all carbon road bike from Bossfrogs and I thought the Fuji road bike was right up there with the Scott CR1 Team. The price was reasonable and the customer service was good too. No I do not work for Bossfrogs. The W Maui loop is an awesome road ride with amazing scenery so make sure to bring along a phone camera or something to get some snapshots. Prepare yourself though as there are some 8%+ grades that will have you standing up while cranking on the bars.

One other piece of advice on the W Maui side (mostly Lahaina) , never let your rental bike out of your sight, not even for 10 seconds (maybe 30 seconds if you have it locked) and when not in use, try if at all possible to have it locked up inside of the place where you are staying, unless you are staying in a higher floor in a high rise. Lahaina is not a dangerous area, not even close, but is is a haven for bicycle theft because of all the careless tourists, so use common sense and you will be fine.
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There's also a road that goes UP Haleakala. : )
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I rented from West Maui Cycles in Lahaina. Very nice Specialized Roubaix with 105 and a compact crank. Very pleased with it.
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