Rental Bikes

We have a great selection of rental bikes to help you explore the area. We feature Tempo, Prodigy E-bikes, Dahon folding bikes, Intersect town bikes and mountain bikes. Please drop us a line to make a reservation and we're always ready to help you find the best riding, sightseeing and trails.

Town Bikes are a perfect option for exploring the miles of in-town paved bike paths in Boulder: $25 per day, $20 additional days, $125 per week

Folding Bikes easily store in the trunk of your car or hotel room: $25 per day, $20 additional days, $125 per week

E-Bikes are pedal assist to give you a boost for sightseeing, cruising the hills and paths of Boulder: $75 per day, $60 additional days, $435 per week

Mountain Bikes (Hardtail) are the best choice for exploring dirt roads, singletrack trails or Valmont Bike Park. They are also comfortable for exploring the bike paths around town: $35 per day, $25 additional days, $185 per week

Rentals include maps, helmet, lock and tire repair kit.

Things you'll need: Bring your Credit Card and Driver's license to reserve a bike. Clothes for changing weather (rain jacket, layers, etc) highly reccomended as the weather can quickly change in the Boulder area.

Helpful Resources:

City of Boulder Biking Information

Boulder Bikeways Interactive Map

Boulder County Bikeways Map

Valmont Bike Park

City of Boulder Open Space Trails

Boulder County Trails Interactive Map

Electric Bicycle Use

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Welcome to Nomadic!

At Nomadic we are all about the intersection of bikes, travel and life. We believe bikes make life better and have a positive impact on many of the issues that face us today. Nomadic strives to help you take your bike on your travels or get more utility from your bike around town. We have some fantastic travel bikes, E-bikes, commuter bikes, Fat Bikes, trailers and carriers lifestyle gifts and bicycle touring and travel gear. Let us know what you're looking for  Set up an appointment at Nomadic Headquarters in Longmont or contact us.

We stock a large inventory of folding bikes and we have the Vitesse I7, Mariner, Visc, and the entire line available.  What's a folding bike you ask? Checkout the  Dahon Mu N360 which we have modified with a Gates Belt Drive.  It is quite likely the most capable Cycle Touring Folding Bike ever made. We are the only dealer adapting Dahon for Gates Belt Drive. 

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We have both stock and optimized Prodigy and Tempo E-Bikes, Fat Bikes and a full line of Dahon folding bikes available.  We can help you find the bike that is best for you. We're here to  help you get the most out of your ride, whether around town or around the world! In addition to our lines of Folding Bikes we also have a range of touring and travel gear.  Whether you drive, fly, RV, boat or sail on your travels, we have solutions to help you take your bike.

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Upfit your Folder

There is much discussion that takes place about how to make various bicycles even better.  Conversations will involve subjects of transmissions, wheel sizes, gear carrying systems, handlebars, seats and more.

There is no "best thing" to do.  Each rider needs to think about what they like, what type of riding they want to do, how much trouble or money they want to expend.

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Part 3: Folding Bike gearing

Dahon Mu Rohloff with Gates
Dahon Mu Rohloff with Gates Carbon Drive

From a distance it can be difficult to understand the differences between different folding bikes.  Still, variations are important and several.  I have a shop full of different folding bikes.  I noticed recently that I have a great range of very nice bikes.  From my view they are quite different, and each one has their attractions.  From a distance, I am sure still, the differences read in the number of gears and not much more.

First of all, the number of gears are important.  1 Speed vs 3 Speed,  3 Speed vs 7 or 8 Speed, 8 Speed vs 14, 18 or 20 speeds, differences are significant.  Realize, too, that wheel size is part of the transmission system.  Taking a Gearset straiight from a 26 inch or 700c bike to a 20 inch bike will tend to make an underpowered bike because you have so much additional torque in the smaller 20" wheel.  Offsetting this with bigger chainrings changes this, but I also find that 20" builds give very considerable other advantages in bike transmission performance.

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