You can trust Cole on Spinlister in Walla Walla, Washington, to connect you to a sweet ride. I rode through the evening autumn leaves rediscovering childhood haunts and alleyways, churches and campus trails, school yards and my first home, still standing. Try Cole's cruiser bikes or others he'll recommend with much care, depending on your age, ability, and route.
Review by Cresta3 years ago
I'm a bike nerd and have several bikes that I lend out to friends when they visit from out of town. I was about to sell one from my collection and decided so give Spinlister a try. I'm so glad I didn't sell my Trek 2500 Pro... it was rented so many days last summer that the money earned would have been the same as my selling price, but I still own the bike and it keeps making me money. I've listing my spare bikes with Spinlister for about 3 years now and I love how they've become positive cashflow!
Maybe I've gotten lucky, but every person that has rented my bike is also a cycling enthusiast and took care of my bike as if it were their own. I've not have a problem with a renter, knock on wood. If I do have an issue Spinlister is very responsive. They've been very responsive on other issues I've contacted on, such as problems with the app.
Find a renter that's also a collector you'll know they maintain their bikes like a family heirloom. My bikes all ride exceptionally well, give me a shout if you're visiting the Venice Beach/Santa Monica/Culver City area and get a discount. Search the 90066 area code and look for my bikes at intersection of Venice & Inglewood Blvd.
Seems the more my bikes get rented on Spinlister, the more bikes I collect. Yes, I have a bike addiction and Spinlister is an enabler.
Review by LeoClabund4 years ago
I rented my bike to someone who didn't return it. I contacted Andrew at Spinlister and he responded regularly and quickly as we figured out the details on what might have happened to the bike and the next steps. Andrew didn't shuffle me around, but stayed as my main point of contact throughout the process of filing a police report, gathering my documentation of the items that needed to be replaced, and helping find a new bike for me. I was and am incredibly grateful for Andrew's efforts to make the process as painless as it could possibly be. I now have a new bike -- just as good, if not better, than my original bike -- and all the additional items have been replaced (bike lock and lights -- stil waiting on the helmet! - my only complaint would be that it's taking almost a month for the helmet to be shipped via Amazon). I am very impressed with Spinlister's level of personalized customer service and will be renting my new bike out again soon. Thanks Spinlister and Andrew!
Review by Pipzy Skakavac4 years ago
Loved being able to get a bike where and when I needed one. Much more affordable than the alternatives.
Review by Cylabus4 years ago
I tried using Spinlister for a trip last year and the person whose bicycle I asked to rent never replied. I had the same experience this year. But then the Spinlister desk got in touch, gave me a coupon, and encouraged me to try again, which I did. Third try was the charm -- great bike at the right price. Happy ending.
Review by Shojib4 years ago
I had someone rent my triathlon bike for a race. It s a nice bike and cost a lot of money. I wanted someone to be able to rent my bike and not deal with the headache of paying for transport. Spin lister allowed me to share my bike and allowed someone to experience a ride of a lifetime.
Review by Antondubek Veg4 years ago
easy. everything I wanted it to be. Riding manhattan is the best way to fast track your understanding of the city.
Review by OnTheGoOrozcos4 years ago
Collaborative comsumption in sport--great use of technology for mutual benefit of all parties!
Review by Ladha Collquitt4 years ago
I have only good things to say about the app. My only regret is not enough people use it ! I have had only two users rent bikes from me in the last year.
Review by Claessens4 years ago
I rented out one of our bikes 4 or 5 times during the last year or so, and every time the transaction was painless, prompt and totally correct. I have not rented myself through spinlister, but I imagine the screening process to be quite thorough. Every one of my renters knew exactly what they wanted, showed up on time, and was truly delightful to interact with. That, coupled with the financial transaction taking place automatically in the background, made these experiences very pleasant. Highly recommended!
Review by Choirstaidh Lisicak4 years ago
I just moved to the area from overseas. I wanted to bike along the Charles River in Boston on a beautiful summer day. The site made it easier than going to a bike rental company. The platform is easy to use and secure with a lot of bike options convenient to me. I highly recommend Spinlister!
Review by Mayeya4 years ago
I had an awesome time using Spinlister in SF. My only current issue is the lack of protections for riders. At this point, it seems like there's no recourse or protection in the case of a stolen bike - even if it was locked properly and you took precautions. It'd be great to have the option to opt into some insurance during the reservation. I ended up feeing a bit worried the whole trip and hoping something crazy didn't happen with the bike.
Review by Voldemort Oury4 years ago
I had planned a vacation to New York City and wanted to participate in a bike event while there. Living on the other side of the country I didn't want the hassles of taking and storing my own bike. I found a couple of options for a rentals on-line with Spinlister. However, because I was doing a 100 mile ride I was hoping to get more detailed information than was available about the bike on the postings. An employee with Spinlister corresponded with me several times and personally found me another bike that better matched my request and was in a perfect pick up/return location. The experience couldn't have been better.
Review by LuxBodega4 years ago
had a great experience, way easier [and cheaper] than flying with your bike, and the reservation process was super smooth
Review by Hannahcs4 years ago
I'm a big fan of Spinlister! I've been on both the renter and lister end, and it's been great!
Review by TheresaGuida Atlantisfx4 years ago
I have rented my bike to eight different people. It has given me a little extra to pay bills and my bike has come back in great condition each time. Service is easy to use and it's a great community.
Review by Hebatallah4 years ago
This is a great idea, in theory. But I didn't get a lot of people wanting to rent my bike. The ones that were interested wanted it for only brief periods of time, making it not worth my while to do the legwork of arranging pickup and dropoff. Do I want to exchange multiple emails, multiple text messages, and rendezvous twice so I can pocket fifteen dollars? No. If more people wanted it for a week at a time, it would make more sense.
Review by Terka4 years ago
I used Spinlister to rent a bicycle in San Francisco while on vacation there and it couldn't have been a better experience. It was much cheaper than the tourist trap rental places, and the person I rented from was more than helpful. I've recommended Spinlister to pretty much every friend and family member going on vacation, or that was thinking about renting ski's to go up to the mountain. Until airlines let me take my bike as carry on, I'll be using Spinlister.
Review by Rodeba4 years ago
Loaning out personal property - especially something valuable like a bicycle - takes a leap, and Spinlister verifies the customer for you, and provides insurance should anything happen.
Review by Merage4 years ago
A fantastic tool to be able to share bikes and other items that active people want to be able to share with the safety and security of a third party providing like paypal.
Review by Bafford4 years ago
I've only used Spinlister once, when I went to New York (Brooklyn) for a week last summer.
I found a bike that was totally affordable for the week, though it was in pretty poor condition. (You get what you pay for, right?)
I would definitely use this again for another trip and will likely put my spare bike on the site to rent, once I've tuned it up a bit.
Review by Lizandro Derrow4 years ago
Spinlister allowed me to rent my bike to a someone traveling to Chicago who was participating in a triathlon while on vacation. It's a win win situation. They don't have to travel with their bike and I make a little extra money on the side.
Review by Abegunde Sontaratta4 years ago
works great, exactly as needed!
Review by Juainy4 years ago
I list and rent bikes through the app and it is very easy to use and the Spinlister team is very quick to respond to any of my questions I have about listing or renting.
Review by Bafford4 years ago
I've used Spinlister a few times now, mostly in the US. Looking forward to using it more worldwide!