October 2014 Newsletter

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Our 2015 Tour and Rental Fleet

SB_RentalsLogo1-1024x352We’ve ordered our 2015 bikes and if you’re coming to Switzerland to do a tour with us, or simply looking for a bike to rent when visiting Switzerland, we’ve got quite a few choices:

If you’re doing the Lite Tour or Challenge Tour, you’ll have a choice two choices:

The Tour des Alpes

The Trek 720

Espeed (electric)

Of course, all of the bicycles above are also available for rent.

All of these bikes are appropriate for road and gravel and have eyelets for pannier racks.

If you’re looking for a carbon road bike, then we’ll have a few choices.

You can take out a Trek Emonda S 6

And we’ll also have a small fleet of Domane 5.9 available as a “premium rental”.

These bikes are super-light (OCLV 500) and equipped with Di2 (electronic shifting)

We’ll also have a small fleet of lady road bikes for rent.

As well as full-suspension mountain bikes.

Of course, these bikes are also for sale.

And, as is always the case, if you rent a bike, we’ll keep the transaction on file until the end of the season and REFUND you 100% of the rental fees if you end up buying any new bike.

New Alpine Route Tour scheduled for August, 2015

In addition to our own Bike Switzerland touring bike, we’re going to be working with Felt and Kona bicycles in 2014.
The following machines will be in our fleet of road bikes in 2014.

We’re going to be adding a new guided tour in 2015.

We have some tentative dates on the website to help you plan, but won’t be announcing the final dates and itinerary until November.

You’ll arrive in Geneva, have a bicycle fitting and usual party, but then the next day you’ll board the train for a 1 hour ride to Aigle.

From Aigle, you’ll be biking north on National Route #4 with a few variations. You’ll be hitting: Gruyère, Fribourg, Thun, Appenzell and St. Gallen.

By the time you finish, you’ll have covered close to 500 kilometers, climbed 8000 meters and three alpine passes. Take a look at the profile chart here.

Here are some pictures from our recon trip three weeks ago.

More good news: the route is 98% paved and you’ll be on road bikes. Riders will be given the our Trek 720, or for a supplement one of our carbon Trek Emondas or Domanes.

You Alpine Route will be open to Bike Switzerland “alumni” only until January 1st. At that time, we’ll open up the remaining slots to everyone if any remain.

Winter Jacket Pre-order…help !

For December 1st: a winter jacket based on the Ascona jersey that we produced earlier this year for our 10th anniversary.

But we need at least 20 pre-ordered jackets in the next three weeks. To help make that happen, we’re offering the jacket at a special “pre-order” price over the next three weeks.

You can find the product and details about the pre-order right here.

Trek Show Bikes on Sale

I saw over 500 different bikes at “Trek World Europe” in Ulm, Germany last month.

A few weeks after the show, some of us Trek dealers were contacted and given a stock list of these show bikes.

I agreed to buy 8 or 9 on the condition that I would be allowed to sell them at a special price.

That’s something that we’re not normally allowed to do for brand new 2015 bikes, but Trek has agreed to make an exception for a limited number of show bikes and here they are.

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