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2013-07-11 10:56 AM

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Subject: Bike Rental in Phoenix
Considering coming to Tempe from KC to do the LifeTime Tri in September. Trying to decide if I want to travel with my bike vs. renting.

Are there any LBS that rent decent Tribikes. I will likely bring my own race wheels.


2013-07-11 2:50 PM
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As a Shawnee Mission Northwest Grad living near phoenix, I am qualified to say.....either way. There are shops, but i have flown my bike back for IMKS and depending on airline, its not really a big deal. For me personally, I would bring my bike. BTW, that race is fun but will still be quite warm for you to come out for. Be ready for the heat. It is a great race though and the Lifetime/Red Rock guys put on a great event.

I will be there doing the Oly again.
2013-07-15 5:22 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I am leaning towards bringing the bike but wanted to explore all options.

Good to hear the the LT/Red Rock folks put on a good race.

SO what would be typical race day temps?
2013-07-15 8:22 PM
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Subject: RE: Bike Rental in Phoenix
I know you said you wanted a tri bike - but Arizona Outback Adventures rents nice road bikes - just fyi:
http://www.aoa-adventures.com

Nathan's/Lifetime tri in Sept is my favorite race...I do it every year - they put on a fantastic race!

Temps are usually still pretty hot that time of year...the swim is almost always not legal for wetsuits, but the mornings are nice.
I always remember how hot the run is...and that last lap of the Olympic along the north side of the lake (by the freeway) has been named the "location of Hell" by many a triathlete on this forum :-). Probably high 80's/low 90's - one year it was 96 degrees - but it's a dry heat LOL!

2013-07-16 3:25 PM
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Subject: RE: Bike Rental in Phoenix
Originally posted by Ranski

Considering coming to Tempe from KC to do the LifeTime Tri in September. Trying to decide if I want to travel with my bike vs. renting.

Are there any LBS that rent decent Tribikes. I will likely bring my own race wheels.

Tri Sports in Tucson rents road and triathlon bikes, but that is close to a two-hour drive from Tempe. If their Tempe location were still around, that would have been ideal for you. Know of a few shops that rent road and MTB, but not aware of any that rent tri bikes.
2013-11-23 12:42 PM
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Global Bikes just started selling rental bikes with a website called http://www.azbikerentals.com/. They have a variety of road, mountain, and comfort with name brands such as Specialized and Raleigh.


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