Exciting News: Flow State Bike Co. Launches E-Mountain Bike Rental Program!

Exciting News: Flow State Bike Co. Launches E-Mountain Bike Rental Program!

Since we opened as a bike shop in March of 2023, offering a fleet of rental bikes has been a part of our long-term vision. Starting today, we’re excited to announce the launch of our first rental pilot program featuring the all-new Santa Cruz Heckler SL. 

That’s right — e-curious mountain bikers in Guelph, Ontario, and beyond can now rent these cutting-edge, lightweight carbon e-mountain bikes from our shop at 599 Arkell Rd. Regardless of your stance on pedal-assist bikes, most riders need to at least try them once to fully understand their appeal. Our rental fleet finally enables riders to test out the latest and greatest in e-mountain biking technology, have some fun on the trails, and decide whether it’s right for them.

With a focus on reducing weight while maintaining robust performance, the Santa Cruz Heckler SL is designed to enhance the riding experience for all rider types. Key features of the Heckler SL include:

  • Lightweight Carbon Frame: A tough, smooth, and light frame makes the job of propulsion and maneuvering significantly easier than traditional e-bikes.
  • Powerful Motor: The FAZUA motor is quiet, compact, and packs a mighty punch, with three power modes available at the touch of a dial.
  • Long-Lasting Battery: The low-profile 430 Wh battery supports extended rides, allowing riders to explore further and longer.
  • Natural Handling Trail Bike: 150mm of legendary VPP™ suspension, mixed wheels, and progressive geometry give the bike a distinct Santa Cruz flavour.

“We are thrilled to bring the Santa Cruz Heckler SL to our customers” says Nate Lessnick, Owner at Flow State Bike Co. “These bikes are a game-changer for the mountain biking community, offering unparalleled performance and accessibility. Whether you’re an experienced rider looking to conquer new trails or you’re just plain curious about e-mountain bikes, our rental program opens the doors to this incredible technology.”

Rental Program Highlights:

  • Expert Guidance: Our friendly, knowledgeable team is available to provide tips and recommendations to ensure a great riding experience.
  • Flexible Rental Options: Choose between 1-day, 3-day, or 7-day rental packages to suit your schedule. Discounts apply to longer rental periods.
  • Convenient Location: Easily accessible from 599 Arkell Rd, with access to some of Guelph’s best biking trails  — check out some of our favourite local riding destinations.
  • Safety and Maintenance: All bikes are expertly maintained to the highest standards for optimal safety and performance.
  • Try Before You Buy: After each rental period, renters are given the opportunity to purchase the bike that they rented with the price of their rental discounted from the overall purchase price.

Ready To Ride?

Ready to experience all the fun and thrill of e-mountain bikes? Visit our rentals page, choose your bike, select your dates, and book online. You can select add-ons such as a helmet and pedals (flat or SPD) to complement your rental experience.

Don't need an all-carbon e-mountain bike? We also offer a Kona Remote 160 (L) and a Kona Remote 130 (M) for rent — which are equally fun...just a tad heavier.

Once you arrive at the shop, we will fit your selected bike to your height and adjust it to your weight. We’ll go over all the bike features in detail with you to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride.

About Flow State Bike Co.:

With a wide range of bikes, gear, food & bevy, friendly staff, and a passion for riding, Flow State Bike Co. is your go-to destination to fuel your next adventure. Located at 599 Arkell Rd near Guelph, Ontario, we invite you to get in the flow and discover the joy of biking with us.

Happy trails!

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