Bikes & Equipment
High-End Bikes, High-Tech Gear And All The Finest Fittings.
On all Grasshopper Self-guided tours, you will enjoy high quality gear and premium equipment. Guests on self-guided tours will have a choice of bike that suits their comfort and riding style. For those accustomed to a drop-bar bicycle geometry we offer our premium, custom-fitted Lynskey Cooper titanium bikes in all locations. We know drop-bars are not for everyone, so for tourers more at home on a flat bar bicycle we have a range of top brand hybrid and mountain bikes fitted-out for distance touring across our different locations.
All our bicycle have been adapted to suit the terrain and to make them more suitable for comfort and long-distance travel. These bikes are forgiving yet durable, and thanks to our meticulous maintenance program, rarely suffer any kind of failure. But there is a lot more to our Self-guided tours than just a nice bike...
Premium Lynskey Cooper CX Bikes
Features and Benefits:
1. Frame: Lynskey Cooper CX - Incorporates race day cross performance, gravel grinding stability and all saddle comfort.
2. Forks: Lynskey Endurance Disc - Carbon blade is designed to enhance comfort and braking.
3. Shifter/brakes: Shimano 11sp, hydraulic disc - Tried and tested for reliable consistent braking and shifting in all conditions.
4. Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 11sp. - Proven performer for reliable shifting.
5. Cassette: Ultegra 11-32 - Wide range cassette capable of tackling any terrain.
6. Front derailleur: Shimano double - Proven performer for reliable shifting.
7. Crankset: Shimano 105 Compact - Fast on the flats, accommodating on the climbs.
10. Contact points: bars, sterm and saddle - Rider comfort priority.
Light & Strong Wheels
Titanium Lynskey CX
We provide a front-mounted waterproof bag to carry your most important items, and all bikes are equipped with hydraulic disc brakes for dependable performance. Additionally, we will provide you with a Grasshopper cycling jersey and two high quality, branded water bottles as a memento.
Secure Luggage Transfers
The key to enjoying a pure, independent ride is the freedom to focus on exploration, without having to worry about the hassles of travel. Our Self-guided tours take care of all the logistics, so you can focus exclusively on your ride. To help you get the most from your adventure, we supply each tour with an iPad mini in a protective case that can be mounted to your handlebars. The tablet comes pre-loaded with your tour route and geographic info, Strava stats, as well as an audio guide on the many points of interest along the way. We've also include our e-book on local food to help you find the best, most authentic cuisine in your location.
Your luggage will be transferred between hotels using a secure vehicle operated by a Grasshopper team member so it will be waiting in your room by the time you arrive. So leave the panniers at home and simply enjoy the ride!