Sedona Arizona is an oasis for mountain bikers. It is known for its red rocks and technical trails. Since it is located in the high desert, the trails are rideable year-round and it’s the perfect place for a winter riding trip.

So to help you plan for a winter riding trip here are the 5 best shops in Sedona for mountain bike rentals. 

Sedona Mountain Bike Rentals: The 5 Best Shops

1) Thunder Mountain Bikes

Located on the west side of Sedona, Thunder Mountain Bikes, formally Over The Edge, offers the best mountain bike rentals in town. They have four different tiers of bike rentals from $35 a day up to $95. Their dream mountain tier is $95 a day and includes The Evil Following, Ibis Ripmo V2, Santa Cruz Bronson, and Santa Cruz Hightower. This shop also doesn’t charge an overnight fee allowing you to pick up the bikes the evening before the ride.

Sedona is very rocky and wears on bikes, I had a friend snap off his brake lever entirely on a ride there. Thankfully, Thunder Mountain Bikes includes a Damage Protection Plan in the price of the rental. So if you find yourself in the same boat you will be covered.

This bike shop is great for two reasons. Firstly, it’s located close to the trails. Upon picking up your mountain bike you can ride along the sidewalk to the Adobe Jack Trailhead. Secondly, Thunder Mountain Bikes supports the local Sedona trails. Their owner is on the board of the Red Rock Trail Fund and they are the largest donor to local trail groups, donating the most money of any bike shop over the past five years.

2) Absolute Bikes

Absolute Bikes is the first bike shop you pass when you pull into Sedona. They offer six tiers of demo bikes as well. Their premium full-suspension demos are $90 for the day and include the Specialized Enduro, Pivot Switchblade, and the Yeti SB130. 

If mountain biking is not your thing Absolute Bikes also rents road bikes and electric cruiser bikes. This bike shop is great because it is located directly when you drive into town making picking up your bike a breeze. Absolute Bikes is also worth supporting since they are an advocate for local trails and donate regularly to local mountain biking associations. 

(Looking for a new mountain bike? Read the the Enduro Mountain Bike Buyer’s Guide here.)

3) Sedona Bike Bean

Located directly across the street from Absolute Bikes, is Sedona Bike Bean. This shop has three tiers of bike rental starting at hardtails, moving to full suspension, and finishing with carbon full suspension. Their rates are $89 a day and bike demos are due back by 4 pm or it’s an extra $20 to keep it overnight.

This bike shop is unique because it is also a coffee shop. As a fan of coffee, I love the idea of getting a quality latte right before heading out to the trails. This shop is also in a great location and within riding distance to the famous Hiline trail.

4) The Fat Tire Bike Shop

Located in the heart of Sedona, The Fat Tire Bike Shop rents full-suspension Ibis mountain bikes. This shop is also known for its top-notch service and set up. Unfortunately, it does not have a website so you will need to call to set up any rentals.

I cannot mention this shop without talking about the deli right next door, Sedona Memories. I had one of the best sandwiches of my life there and highly recommend it. They are only open from 10 am – 2 pm so don’t mess about.

5) Etrek Adventures

Etrek Adventures is located in the Village of Oak Creek. This bike shop specializes in cruiser ebikes. These bikes are meant for cruising around town and are not premium full-suspension mountain bikes. They have two different types of bikes available and it is $180 for a full day or $35 for an hour. This shop also offers guided tours perfect for casual first-timer visitors.

I'm Sean. Owner of MTBS&F and self-proclaimed ski/bike bum. Catch me on the trails on the weekends and working out during the week.

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