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    Bikes & Equipment

Choose the Right Bike for You

Our bikes are best in class. From avid cyclists to occasional 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 Garmin GPS on biking trips. Check out our Touring Bikes, Road Bikes, Mountain Bike and Kids Bikes & Equipment.

NEW! Backroads Performance Road Bike—Available after 4/15/18

For the avid cyclist looking for a steep advantage

New custom design suited for experienced cyclists. This high-performance road bike is our lightest bike ever and features Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting and an 11-speed compact drive. This lightweight technologically advanced road bike features drop bars, a premium Mavic Kysrium Pro wheelset and full carbon fork to give you great efficiency as you power up the climbs and speed through the countryside.

Available on Biking Trips and included in price.

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View full bike sizes/geometry and bike specifications.

Backroads Performance Road Bike

Backroads Road Bike—Available until 4/15/18

Crafted of aerospace-grade titanium in cycling-centric Holland to offer performance and comfort like no other bike. Our road bike features Shimano Ultegra components and includes a triple chainring, an ergonomic saddle, tires suited to the terrain and an adjustable handlebar stem to dial in your ideal ride position. Opt for flat pedals, toe cages with straps or bring your own. This bike is available with dropped or upright handlebars.

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

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View full bike sizes/geometry and bike specifications.

Backroads Custom Titanium Bike Drop Handlebars

Backroads Touring Bikes

For recreational riders seeking comfort & stability

Our most popular bike features a comfortable ergonomic seat and wide tires that add to the sense of control and safety. This custom bike combines the ease of an adjustable upright riding position with the comfort and efficiency of custom high-grade titanium.

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 eBikes

For leisure riders seeking an electric boost

Our exclusive Backroads electric-assist bike is ideal for riders who want to bike together with faster riders, or who would enjoy an extra boost. You'll still get as much exercise as you like, with mountains becoming molehills as the electronic BionX pedal-assist system silently adds extra power to each stroke. Featuring the same comfort and stability found in our upright Touring bike, our eBike maximizes the joy of cycling while going easy on you. Book early! Limited availability in some cases, especially when requested within 45 days of departure. Recommended for activity levels 1-3 and some less hilly level 4 options. Not recommended for level 5 routes. Available for guests 16 or older; not appropriate for pulling a Trailer Bike or a Cub trailer on a Family Trip.

Available on Biking Trips and included in price. Available by request for $300 on Multi-Adventures.

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

Backroads eBike

Specialized S-Works Roubaix & Ruby

Specialized S-Works Roubaix
Specialized S-Works Ruby

Upgrade to a Specialized S-Works model. The S-Works Roubaix is a five-time Paris-Roubaix winner and its sister bike, the S-Works Ruby, has a specially designed compact frame for women. Featuring Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic shifting, these bikes prioritize quick acceleration and razor-sharp handling—both bikes are built for technically skilled riders. Supports speeding over cobblestones or rocketing down steep mountain passes.

Available by request for $400 on Biking Trips.

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View full bike sizes/geometry for the Roubaix, bike specifications for the Roubaix, bike sizes/geometry for the Ruby, bike specifications for the Ruby and custom fit information.

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem

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? You'll love the Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo tandem on your next Backroads trip. 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. The Periscope stoker seatpost accommodates a wide range of heights. 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. Parents experienced in riding a tandem may choose the Co-Motion tandem to ride with one of your kids. Book early! Limited availability in some cases, especially when requested within 45 days of departure.

Available by request on Biking Trips in Europe, North America and Hawaii that are on fully paved roads.

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Bikes are equipped with a rear rack and panniers. Captain position only available with dropped handlebars. Stoker will have upright handlebars (pictured).

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem

Backroads Titanium Mountain Bike

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 in Thailand and on Multi-Adventures in Argentina, Belize, Costa Rica, Dolomites, Ecuador & Galápagos, Peru and South Africa & Botswana. Our alternate mountain bike with slick tires and rigid fork is used on trips in India, Myanmar and Panama. 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

Garmin Edge Explore 1000 GPS Device

Our new state-of-the-art 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, North America and Hawaii.

For Biking Trips outside of Europe and North America and for all Multi-Adventures and Walking Trips, navigation options include downloadable GPS files for your own device and turn-by-turn paper directions.

Garmin Edge Explore 1000 GPS Device

Kids' Bike & Equipment

Kids Bike

Kids' Bike

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. Included in your trip price.

On all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. They say good things come in small packages; when it comes to bikes for kids of all ages, Backroads is the expert. View full bike sizes/geometry and bike specifications.

Burley Kazoo

Trailer Bike

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 Carrier

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 SELECT BIKING TRIPS & MULTI-ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE
- Select Biking Trips and Multi-Adventures 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
- Worldwide after 4/15/18
YES
  • Trunk bag available on request
  • Flat pedals or toe-cages included
  • Bring your own pedals
Backroads eBike BIKING TRIPS
-Europe, Hawaii & North America (excluding Alaska & Utah)
-By request on Multi-Adventures
YES on Biking Trips
or $300 on Multi-Adventures
  • Rear rack included
  • Trunk bag available on request
  • Flat pedals or toe-cages included
  • Bring your own pedals
Specialized Roubaix & Ruby BIKING TRIPS
-Europe, North America & Hawaii
$400 or
$300 on California Wine Country Weekend & Death Valley
  • Bring your own pedals, recommended
Co-Motion Tandem BIKING TRIPS
-Europe, North America & Hawaii
$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 YES
  • Trailer has a 60-lb weight limit
  • Trailer Bike has an 85-lb weight limit
Garmin GPS Edge Explore 1000 BIKING TRIPS
-Europe, North America & Hawaii
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 or patch kit for use on your trip.
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