From 01.11.18 we will not offer any more services on Sundays, except during the months of the High Season March/Apri /May . Velo Sport Mallorca is closed on Sunday all other months of the year . Only reports of damage will be dealt with and repairs will be carried out. The SOS telephone number for the policyholder package - complete will also be available.
From 01.11.2019 new rental bike prices will apply. We have decided to make it much easier for you to calculate your rental price. There is only 1 price per day for each type of bike which is valid for 365 days a year.
This price is based on a 4 days minimum rental period per bike. If you rent for only 3 days you add 5 € per day to this price, if you only rent 2 days you add 10 € per day to this price and if you rent only 1 day you add 15 € to this price.
For example, a bike type D would cost 22 € / day if you rent for a min. 4 days. If you rent it for only 3 days it would cost 27 € / day, if you rent it for only 2 days it would cost 32 €/ day, and for a rental of just 1 day it would cost 37 €.
These prices are valid 365 days of the year
New Bike Typ
From March 2020 we will rent out Electronic Road Racer Bikes. We will offer the Orbea Gain D20.
The Orbea Gain D20 discis one of the most respected E-road bikes developed in recent years which has won many awards and has been awarded excellent reviews. We opted for this E-bike, because it is possible to cycle without motor support thanks to the low weight of about 11.5 kg, just like a normal road bike. The 250-watt battery allows for a range of 40-80 km if motor assistance is required relatively often. If the motor is switched off and used infrequently e.g. only on inclines or in headwinds etc., ranges of more than 100 km can easily be realised. The battery is permanently installed in the down tube and the motor sits in the rear hub. The Orbea Gain D 20 disc is equipped with the manual Shimano Ultegra groupset and disc brakes. In 2020 we will offer a small number of these bikes for rent. Sizes S / M / L Price € 24 / day for a minimum of 4 days rental.
From 01.11.18 we will offer 2 types of quasi-insurance
Cover includes: Damage of the rental bike up to a value of € 450. Where the damage is greater than this amount, the difference is charged to the renter of the bicycle. The difference must be made up at the bike collection on the last rental day. Theft or missing bicycle components (computer, pump, etc.) Is not covered. Cost 5 €
Cover includes: The same cover as the BASIC package detailed above plus an additional repair service "ON THE ROAD" between 10am and 6pm. We guarantee a maximum waiting time of 1 ½ hours until help arrives after contacting us on the SOS number. Bike collection from the scene of an accident or a police station is also included as is free cancellation of a bike reservation up to 1 day before arrival. Cost 15 €
If you do not book either of the two types of insurance, you are completely responsible for the rental bike after the bike has been handed over to you. Disc Breaks on Road Racer yes or no?!
Disc brakes certainly have their value, in particular if you cycle many mountainous routes, travel in bad weather and use full carbon rims, disc brakes on your private bike can be a great help.
However, for rentals on the sunny island of Mallorca, and with our business model where 90% of bikes are delivered, disc brakes can be problematic.
1.) The significantly higher purchase price, about 400 € per bike must be allocated to the bike rental.
Result: The rental price per day would be about 2 € more expensive.
2.) If there is a problem with a wheel a wheel change is not as easy to do as with conventional wheels. At present, sometimes a call to a local bike shop is enough to provide a fix or solution allowing the customer to continue their journey.
Conclusion: Such an exchange is much more difficult with disc brake wheels.
3.) Careless removal and replacement of wheels can cause the disc to drag on the brake pads. This also happens on the MTB but small noises as the brake pads touch the disc are more accepted on the MTB and are not seen as such a negative as on the road bike. Hardly anyone on the road wants to have any noise from the bike especially if brake pads are slightly touching the disc. In such cases, we often have to calculate at least an hour's journey to visit the customer and re-align brake pads, without being directly responsible for the issue.
4.) Since there are still few cyclists who have experience with disc brakes, we have seen disc brakes cause accidents. In particular where people are not used to the strength and higher sensitivity of disc brakes and especially in groups where some of the riders have disc brakes and others have conventional brakes.