Epicenter Cycling - Santa Cruz Bike Shops

Locally Owned and Operated with Shops in Santa Cruz and Aptos

1730 Mission St, Santa Cruz 831.423.9000 - 8035 Soquel Dr, Aptos 831.662.8100

Epicenter Cycling, with bike shops in Santa Cruz and in Aptos, is your home for Trek bicycles, electric bicycles, bicycle rentals, bicycle repairs, bicycle fitting, and bicycle service. We carry electric bikes, pedal-assist bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, urban bikes, comfort bikes, dirt jumpers, women's bikes, kids' bikes and beach cruisers from Trek Bicycles, Electra Bicycle Co., Vintage Electric, Blix Bicycles, Fit Bike Co., Wallerang, and Haro. Our friendly and knowledgeable crew is here to assist you seven days a week. Locally owned and operated by family and friends.

Rental and Demo Bikes

We offer a wide range of rental bikes so you can experience all that the Santa Cruz area has to offer. Rent mountain bikes from our Aptos location, and rent mountain, road, cruiser and electric bikes from our Santa Cruz location.

Following are the rental bikes we offer. Reserve on-line at Santa Cruz HERE or Aptos HERE, or by clicking the desired location button below the bike you’d like to rent.

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Full Suspension, Hardtail & Electric Mountain Bikes

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Trek Powerfly FS 7 Plus
Full Suspension Electric Mountain Bike

Powerfly FS 7 Plus pairs a fully integrated battery with a superior suspension package for incredible capability on rugged trails.

Features: Aluminum frame; 27.5+ mid-fat wheels; 130mm travel; dropper post; 11-speed Shimano drivetrain; Bosch Performance CX motor.

Sizes as available: 15.5, 17.5, 18.5, 19.5 & 21.5. Scroll down for size chart.
Daily: $80 | 24-Hour: $100
Daily rentals due back by 4pm. 24-Hour rentals booked for pickup after 4pm due back next day by 4pm.


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Trek Remedy 9.7
Full Suspension Carbon Mountain Bike

Remedy 9.7 offers the performance of carbon in a trail-shredding package with the quick handling of 27.5˝ wheels and plush ride of a long travel bike.

Features: Carbon frame; 27.5 wheels; 160mm travel; dropper post; mixed SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain.

Sizes as available: 17.5, 18.5, 19.5 Scroll down for size chart.
Daily: $80 | 24-Hour: $100
Daily rentals due back by 4pm. 24-Hour rentals booked for pickup after 4pm due back next day by 4pm.


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Trek Women’s Fuel EX 9.8
Full Suspension Carbon Mountain Bike

Fuel EX 9.8 Women's offers excellent traction and stability in a lightweight carbon rig that rips it up and keeps the rubber side down.

Features: Carbon frame; 27.5 mid-fat wheels; 120mm travel; dropper post; SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain.

Size as available: 15.5. Scroll down for size chart.
Daily: $80 | 24-Hour: $100
Daily rentals due back by 4pm. 24-Hour rentals booked for pickup after 4pm due back next day by 4pm.

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Trek Slash 9.7
Full Suspension Carbon Mountain Bike

Slash 9.7 pairs fast-rolling 29er mountain bike wheels with long travel suspension. This speed-hungry rig is perfectly suited to rowdy trail rides.

Features: Carbon frame; 29” wheels; 160mm travel; dropper post; mixed SRAM NX and GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain.

Sizes as available: 17.5, 19.5 & 21.5. Scroll down for size chart.
Daily: $80 | 24-Hour: $100
Daily rentals due back by 4pm. 24-Hour rentals booked for pickup after 4pm due back next day by 4pm.


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Trek Fuel EX 9.7
Full Suspension Carbon Mountain Bike

Fuel EX 9.7 is a lightweight, fast and fun trail bike that carves corners and charges through rock gardens with ease.  

Features: Carbon frame; 29” wheels; 130mm travel; dropper post; SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain.

Sizes as available.: 18.5, 19.5 & 21.5 (17.5 Aptos). Scroll down for size chart.
Daily: $80 | 24-Hour: $100
Daily rentals due back by 4pm. 24-Hour rentals booked for pickup after 4pm due back next day by 4pm.


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Trek X-Caliber 8
Hardtail Mountain Bike

X-Caliber 8 is a cross country mountain bike made for fast laps and long days on the trail for new riders to advanced.

Features: Aluminum frame; 29” wheels (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5”); 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel); Shimano Deore/XT 2x10 drivetrain.

Sizes as available: 13.5, 15.5, 17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 21.5. Scroll down for size chart.
Daily: $40 | 24-Hour: $50
Daily rentals due back by 4pm. 24-Hour rentals booked for pickup after 4pm due back next day by 4pm.

 

Mountain Bike Size Charts

The charts below show recommended sizes based on height, but there are some other factors, like arm and leg length, that determine a great fit. That’s why you’ll see some overlap in our recommendations. Not every rider who’s 5´8˝, for example, will fit on the same size bike. If you have any question about what the right size bike is for you, contact our crew at either location and we can help you figure it out!

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Road and Comfort/Cruiser Bikes

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Trek Domane SL 6 Disc
Road Bike

Domane SL 6 Disc boasts all the road-smoothing advantages of a lightweight OCLV Carbon frame with Front and Rear IsoSpeed, plus a full Shimano Ultegra drivetrain, high-quality wheels, and hydraulic disc brakes for confidence and braking power in any conditions.

Sizes as available: 52, 54, 56, 58 & 60. Scroll down for size chart.
Daily: $80 | 24-Hour: $100
Daily rentals due back by 4pm. 24-Hour rentals booked for pickup after 4pm due back next day by 4pm.


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Electra Cruiser 7D, Step-Over
Comfort Bike

The Electra Cruiser 7D is a modern 7-speed cruiser with over twenty years of refinement built in to improve the ride experience. You’ll notice the difference with Electra’s patented Flat Foot Technology® combined with custom bend handlebars. Perfect for pedaling around town.

One size.
24-Hour: $25
24-Hour rentals booked for pickup after 4pm due back next day by 4pm.

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Trek Domane SL 6 Disc Women’s
Road Bike

Domane SL 6 Disc Women's boasts all the road-smoothing advantages of a lightweight OCLV Carbon frame with Front and Rear IsoSpeed, plus a full Shimano Ultegra drivetrain, high-quality wheels, hydraulic disc brakes, and touchpoints that can provide a better fit to women from the start.

Sizes as available: 50 & 52. Scroll down for size chart.
Daily: $80 | 24-Hour: $100
Daily rentals due back by 4pm. 24-Hour rentals booked for pickup after 4pm due back next day by 4pm.


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Electra Cruiser 7D, Step-Thru
Comfort Bike

This is the Step-Thru version of the Electra Cruiser 7D described to the left. You’ll enjoy taking this bike on your explorations around Santa Cruz. This top-of-the-line cruiser is comfortable and stylish, and boasts over twenty years of refinement built in to improve the ride experience. Get out there and enjoy the ride!

One size.
24-Hour: $25
24-Hour rentals booked for pickup after 4pm due back next day by 4pm.

 

Road Bike Size Charts

The charts below show recommended sizes based on height, but there are some other factors, like arm and leg length, that determine a great fit. That’s why you’ll see some overlap in our recommendations. Not every rider who’s 5´8˝, for example, will fit on the same size bike. If you have any question about what the right size bike is for you, contact our crew at either location and we can help you figure it out!

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Accident Coverage

Accident coverage available: Hard-tail $10 (covers up to $150 in damage); full suspension $15 (covers up to $300 in damage). You will have the option to purchase Accident Coverage when booking your rental.


Cancellation Policy

Refunds are only made in event of cancellation due to acts of nature.


Rides from Epicenter

Our knowledgeable crew members can help you find the perfect trail to ride. Stop in for route recommendations, trail condition updates or to pick up a map. We have a large selection of road touring, mountain bike touring and bay area trail maps at both Epicenter locations. Proceeds from local state park maps go toward funding these amazing parks.

Santa Cruz Location: If you're in the Santa Cruz area, you can ride directly from our shop on Mission Street into Wilder Ranch State Park, or up the Emma McCrary mountain bike trail. For a relaxing ride around town, rent a cruiser and take a spin along the beautiful West Cliff Drive bike path to the Santa Cruz Wharf and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Popular road rides include Swanton loop and Empire Grade.

Aptos Location: Our shop is conveniently located at the entrance to one of the best parks in Santa Cruz - so you can head out from our Aptos shop right into Nisene Marks State Park or catch a ride up to the renowned single-track and flow trail at Soquel Demonstration State Forest with our shuttle service Epicenter Shuttle. Popular road rides include the Eureka Canyon Road and the Brown Valley - Hazel Dell loop.


Epicenter Shuttle

We are thrilled to announce that Epicenter has taken on our buddy Dave’s shuttle service — Shuttle Smith Adventures — as Dave has retired from driving. Don’t worry, Dave will be around though — he says you can call him “Trail Smith” from now on and he wants to ride bikes with YOU!

You may now book shuttles at epicentershuttle.com or by clicking the button below. Our current schedule is 8:30am shuttles Monday through Friday and 8:30am & 10:30am shuttles on the weekends. The cost is $25 per person.* Shuttle service is from our Aptos location only.

Catch a comfortable, scenic lift from our Aptos store to the top of the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, from which point you can take on the renowned singletrack loops at Soquel Demonstration State Forest before enjoying a beautiful descent through the redwoods back to the shop.

* The $25 rate applies only if a total of three or more bookings have been made on a particular shuttle. If only two bookings have been made, the cost increases to $30; and if only one booking is made, the cost is $60. Shuttlers have the option to cancel their reservations if the minimum of three bookings has not been met, and they do not want to pay the extra cost. We will contact you with plenty of notice to discuss options in the event a shuttle does not look like it will meet minimum booking requirements.