Are you planning a mountain biking adventure around Nelson, New Zealand? If so, renting a good quality full-suspension electric mountain bike could be a game-changer. Nelson is known for its steep climbs, abundance of trails, and epic landscapes, so having the right equipment can make all the difference. With over 400kms of single-track mountain bike trails within 45 minutes drive of the Nelson CBD, Nelson is unique in being at the center of an incredible number and variety of trails and trail hubs. The Codgers Mountain Bike Park, Cable Bay Adventure Park, Silvan Forest Park, Fringed Hill, Sharlands Forest, The Wairoa Gorge Mountain Bike Park, and Kaiteriteri mountain bike parks are all super accessible and have incredible riding.. Nelson is also close to epic multi-day rides like the Heaphy track, the Old Ghost Road, and The Paparoa track. As well as a wide range of truly stunning epic back-country rides like Nydia Bay and the Wakamarina to name a few.
With so much riding centered around Nelson it is no wonder that so many people flock to Nelson year-round to mountain bike here. With so many options to ride visitors often find it useful to take advantage of mountain bike shuttle services or renting an electric mountain bike to make the most of all the riding in the region during their stay.
Here are some of the real advantages of renting a full-suspension electric mountain bike for your visit to Nelson:
Conquer Steep Climbs with Ease
Nelson’s mountain bike trails are not for the faint-hearted. With steep and long climbs (some more than 700m vertical) and technical terrain, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. However, a full-suspension electric mountain bike can make uphill riding a breeze. The electric assist will give you the extra power you need to conquer the toughest climbs, without completely exhausting yourself. This means you can spend more time exploring the trails and enjoying the stunning scenery, without worrying about burning out too quickly. Large climbs like Fringed Hill might usually take more than an hour to ride up, and have you arriving exhausted before you even tackle the amazing descents. Riding up with an electric mountain bike will have you arriving relatively fresh at the top in half the time, and you will be ready to tackle the epic descents like Te Ara Koa, Butters, Fringed DH, or longer back-country rides like Black Diamond to Sunshine over to Peaking Ridge.
Explore More Trails
Nelson is home to an extensive network of mountain bike trails, with options for all skill levels. From beginner-friendly tracks to challenging downhill runs, there’s something for everyone. With a full-suspension electric mountain bike, you can cover more ground and explore more trails in less time. This means you can see more of what Nelson has to offer and make the most of your time in the area. Typically full-power rental electric mountain bikes will have a range of 40+kms and over 1000m of vertical climb. With a bit of careful battery management by toggling the assist powers you may even be able to get more out of the bike. This means you can maximise your descending time in one ride at a particular trail center. It can be quite an exciting challenge to see how many trails you can tick off at a ride center with just one battery.
Enjoy Epic Scenery
One of the most popular trails in Nelson is the Coppermine Trail. This epic 40-kilometer loop ride takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes in the region, with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. However, the Coppermine Trail is also known for its technical terrain and steep climbs. A full-suspension electric mountain bike can make this ride much more enjoyable, allowing you to focus on the scenery rather than struggling to pedal up steep inclines. The “Dun Mountain Trail” (recently renamed “The Coppermine Trail”) which is one of New Zealand’s Great Rides, is located riding distance from our shop in Nelson.
Experience the Thrill of Downhill Riding
If you’re a fan of downhill riding, Nelson has some of the best single-track trails in the country. From flowy singletrack to technical descents, there’s no shortage of options. A full-suspension electric mountain bike can make downhill riding even more thrilling. The added suspension will help absorb bumps and jumps, giving you a smoother, more controlled ride. And with the electric assist, you can ride further and tackle many more challenging descents without wearing yourself out on the uphills.
Compensate for a Lack of Fitness
When life gets in the way of building up and maintaining your mountain bike fitness it can be frustrating to visit an amazing place like Nelson to ride because you will quickly find that your lack of fitness limits how many trails you can ride, or even makes some of the longer more challenging rides like the Old Ghost Road and the Paparoa seem out of your league. Luckily renting an electric mountain bike can totally compensate for this lack of fitness increase the distance and vertical climb that you can cover substantially.
Get a High-Quality Bike
When you rent a full-suspension electric mountain bike, you’re getting a high-quality bike that’s specifically chosen for the off-road riding around Nelson. These bikes are built to handle the tough terrain and technical features of Nelson’s trails, so you can ride with confidence. And with regular maintenance and servicing, you can be sure that your rental bike is in top condition.
In conclusion, renting a good quality full-suspension electric mountain bike is a smart choice for anyone looking to explore the trails and hills around Nelson, New Zealand. With the ability to conquer steep climbs, explore more trails, and enjoy epic scenery, these bikes are a game-changer for mountain bikers of all levels. No matter your age, experience or fitness a rental electric mountain bike will enable you to ride further and have more fun. Gravity Nelson’s small selection of electric mountain bike rental options can be booked online along with most of its other services including shuttles, guides, workshop services and more, so it’s easy to find the perfect bike for your adventure. So why not give it a try and experience the added thrill of riding through some of New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes with an electric boost from your bike? The only real risk with renting an electric mountain bike is that once you try one… you are going to want to buy one! Luckily Gravity Nelson can help you with that as well.