Bike Hire - Tuatara Tours

Bike Hire

Bike Hire

We have a variety of bikes ready to hire.

Carbon Fibre E Bikes

Tuatara Tours HYBRID E-bikes are designed in New Zealand to be versatile and flexible so they can handle a range of New Zealand riding conditions. 
The lighter carbon fibre frame and powerful motor mean they are far superior to other similar e-bikes on hills where performance is critical

F18 Cruise Elite Special

The F18 Cruise Elite Special is a very popular all-terrain model and is the perfect cross over between comfort cruiser and trail bike. The F18’s low step-through makes it ideal for riders of nearly all heights and abilities and will take you comfortably on all the cycle trails we tour on. 10 speed gearing and 29 inch wheels. Low bar.

M18 Sport Elite Special

In all respects exactly the same as the F18 Cruise Elite Special except for having a bar and different handlebar profile. (more of a mountain bike style). 10 speed gearing and 29 inch wheels. High bar.

Electric bikes don’t have to be heavy and feel like farm machinery. Carbon fibre bike frames, historically only available to high-level athletes, are super strong and light providing a superior, efficient, responsive ride. Every Tuatara Tours HYBRID E-Bike is hand-built with careful attention to detail. Carbon fibre is two times stronger than the alloy used in premium bike frames, and at a fraction of the weight. E-Bikes don’t have to be heavy and hard to handle. The carbon fibre frames make them a joy to ride and manage, even for petite riders. With this manufacturing process you now get superior strength, reduced weight and a responsive ride. High modulus carbon fibre makes for a super-light frame to which is added a high-performance motor and high-spec components to create an E-Bike for more adventurous and comfortable trail riding.

Main Features


HYBRID Bikes use the clever BAFANG MM G33, 300 Watt motor for superior torque and speed with reduced weight. Bafang is the same electric bike motor manufacturer that the world’s most famous ride sharing company has chosen for it’s US fleet of over 100,000 electric bikes. The reliable MM G33 produces a maximum torque of 95N/m so you don’t have to worry about going up hills anymore.


HYBRID E-Bikes use SAMSUNG SDI battery technology for quick recharge and a range of up to 100km.
The SDI cells are secured in a rigid cage. This standard feature on all HYBRID E-Bikes provides safety and security by keeping the cells isolated so they will not short circuit. Most bike brands use a simple film wrap to isolate the cells. Increased reliability, short recharge times and best-in-class range means you can spend more time out there.


Only premium components are used on HYBRID E-Bikes, giving you performance and reliability. Shimano Hydraulic brakes, RST forks, along with Shimano Deore gears and derailleurs. These rugged components have a proven track record allowing you to relax and enjoy the ride.


All HYBRID electric bikes utilise intuitive Intelligent Controllers and premium, large format, LCD screens to maximize your comfort. The Intelligent Controller provides five pedal assist levels and is conveniently mounted on the handlebars. It also features a unique ‘Walk Assist’ function so no pushing is required. The auto light function makes tunnel riding safer. The Intelligent Controller and large format LCD screen makes controlling your HYBRID bike simple.

HYBRID E-Bikes, are the only Climate Positive E-Bike available in New Zealand.

Our Current Range of Bikes

All current bike hire prices are on the trip notes available by downloading the brochure from any bike tour page

Large Trunk Bag

This deluxe Bag is a large trunk bag which includes an expanding top section, large roll-out side panniers. Large 18 litre capacity.

Comfort Seat

New unisex maximum comfort memory foam seat.