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    Bikes & Equipment

Our custom-designed bikes are best in class. From avid cyclists to easygoing riders, we believe that everyone deserves a seriously great bike to match their riding style. Arriving at the destination is important too, so we include a GPS on Biking Trips. Check out our Performance Bikes, Touring Bikes, Electric-Assist Bikes and Kids' Bikes & Equipment.

NEW! Backroads Performance Road Bikes

Race Ready

Custom-designed titanium suited for experienced cyclists. This high-performance road bike is our lightest ever and features Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting and an 11-speed compact drive with a wide range of gearing. This lightweight technologically advanced road bike features drop bars, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and full carbon fork. Power up the climbs and speed through the countryside on this efficient and responsive bike. Drop handlebars only.

Available on Biking Trips and select Multi-Adventures and included in price.

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View full bike sizes/geometry and bike specifications.

Backroads Performance Road Bike

Backroads Touring Bikes

Our Most Popular

A proven classic, our custom-designed titanium touring bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. Our most popular bike features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability. This touring bike combines a wide range of gears with the ease of an adjustable upright riding position for comfort and efficiency. Upright handlebars only.

Available on Biking Trips and Multi-Adventures and included in price.

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View full bike sizes/geometry. Please note, select regions use a touring bike version with different components. View the bike specifications for full details.

Backroads Touring Bikes

Backroads Electric-Assist Bikes

The Equalizer

Custom-designed titanium with an extra boost. We’re the only company to offer a titanium-powered ride. It's not a moped—while you pedal, extra power is added to each pedal stroke. Have fun and ride as hard or as easy as you like, keeping pace with friends or zipping ahead. It features the same comfort and stability of our Touring Bike. Available for guests 16 or older; not appropriate for pulling a Trailer Bike or a Cub trailer on a Family Trip. Upright handlebars only.

Available on Biking Trips and select Multi-Adventures, and included in price. Book early! Limited availability in some cases, especially when requested within 45 days of departure.

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View full bike sizes/geometry, bike specifications and the eBike video.

Backroads eBike

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandems

Do you prefer to spin in tandem with your partner? Is your child not quite ready for bike touring on his or her own yet? Try the tandem! This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. Suggested for riders with some tandem experience and on trips with flatter terrain. Due to the tandem's size, frequent racking is not realistic, so there may be fewer opportunities to hop in the van. Dropped handlebars for captain position, upright for stoker.

Available by request for $400 on Biking Trips. Book early! Limited availability in some cases, especially when requested within 45 days of departure.

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View full bike size/geometry and bike specifications. Note that captain position is only available with dropped handlebars. Stoker will have upright handlebars (pictured).

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem

Backroads Titanium Mountain Bikes

The titanium mountain bikes are custom-designed for more comfortable riding on trips where routes include some dirt and rougher paved roads. They are used on Biking Trips and on Multi-Adventures in Argentina, select Costa Rica; Cuba; Dolomites Family; India; Peru; South Africa & Botswana; Tanzania; Zambia, Zimbabwe & Botswana. Included in your trip price.

Available on select Biking Trips and Multi-Adventures and included in price.

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View the full bike sizes/geometry and bike specifications.

Titanium Mountain Bike

GPS Devices

Our GPS devices are easy to use, offer easy-to-follow directions and come pre-loaded with all routes and route options specific to your Backroads Biking Trip in Europe, US, Canada, Bermuda, Chile, Costa Rica, Israel, Japan and New Zealand. For Biking Trips in other locales and for all Multi-Adventures and Walking & Hiking Trips, navigation options include downloadable GPS files for your own device and turn-by-turn paper directions.

Kids' Bikes & Equipment

Kids Bike

Kids' Bikes

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kids' bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. Included in your trip price. View full bike sizes/geometry and bike specifications.

Burley Kazoo

Trailer Bikes

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who may be comfortable pedaling around the neighborhood but aren't yet ready for bike touring. Included in your trip price.

Burley Cub Trailer

Trailer Carriers

The Burley Cub trailer, for children 60 pounds and under, is a sturdy carrier that attaches to our bikes. It provides a comfortable and safe ride in the spacious interior with inner pockets for snacks and drinks, a reclining seat with a secure five-point padded harness system and an adjustable sunscreen. Included in your trip price.

Regional Bike & Equipment Availability

Availability Included in Trip Price Available Accessories
Backroads Touring Bike BIKING TRIPS & MULTI-ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE
Select trips use our titanium mountain bike
YES
  • Rear rack included
  • Trunk bag available on request
  • Flat pedals or toe-cages included
  • Bring your own pedals
Backroads Performance Road Bike
BIKING TRIPS
-Offered worldwide excluding the following locations: Bali; Cuba; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Cambodia & Laos, where the Touring Bike is offered

SELECT MULTI-ADVENTURES
-Offered in the following locations: Basque Country; Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon; Bryce & Capitol Reef; Canadian Rockies; Columbia River Gorge & Mount Hood; Costa Brava & Pyrenees; Bryce & Zion; Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast; Glacier & Waterton Lakes; Hawaii’s Big Island; Ireland; Maine; Mallorca; Nova Scotia; San Juan Islands; Santa Barbara & Ojai; Vancouver & Salt Spring Islands; not available on Camping Trips

YES on select Biking Trips and select Multi-Adventures
  • Trunk bag available on request
  • Flat pedals or toe-cages included
  • Bring your own pedals
Backroads eBike BIKING TRIPS
-Offered in the following locations: Europe, US (excluding Alaska & Utah), Canada and New Zealand by request

SELECT MULTI-ADVENTURES
-Offered in the following locations: Banff & Kananaskis; Basque Country; Canadian Rockies; Charleston & Savannah; Chile; Columbia River Gorge & Mount Hood; Costa Brava & Pyrenees; Croatia & Montenegro; Croatia's Dalmatian Coast; Glacier & Waterton Lakes; Hawaii’s Big Island; Ireland; Japan; Nova Scotia; Oregon’s Crater Lake; San Juan Islands; Santa Barbara & Ojai; Quebec; Vancouver & Salt Spring Islands; Yellowstone & Tetons; Yosemite by request; not available on Camping Trips
YES on select Biking Trips and select Multi-Adventures
  • Rear rack included
  • Trunk bag available on request
  • Flat pedals or toe-cages included
  • Bring your own pedals
Co-Motion Tandem BIKING TRIPS
-Europe, US, & Canada
$400 or
$300 on California Wine Country Weekend & Death Valley
  • Rear rack included
  • Pannier or trunk bag available
  • Flat pedals or toe-cages included
  • Bring your own pedals
Backroads Kids' Bike FAMILY BIKING TRIPS & MULTI-ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE YES
  • Rear rack included
  • Trunk bag available on request
  • Flat pedals included
Kids' Equipment (Trailer or Trailer Bike) FAMILY BIKING TRIPS & MULTI-ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE
(certain items may not be available on select trips)
YES
  • Trailer has a 60-lb weight limit
  • Trailer Bike has an 85-lb weight limit
GPS Devices BIKING TRIPS
-Europe, US, Canada, Bermuda, Chile, Costa Rica, Israel, Japan & New Zealand
YES
  • Daily route files included
Cycling Helmet BIKING TRIPS & MULTI-ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE YES
  • One-size fits all
  • X-Large size available
  • Use ours or bring your own
All bikes are equipped with a safety triangle, two water bottles and for those who want it: a combination lock, hand pump, inner tube, tire levers and patch kit for use on your trip.
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