Thanks to Pearson Cycles

Alps Bike Hire is proud to offer rental bikes of the highest standard

Our Road Bikes

Featuring carbon frames the bike balances weight, stiffness and road smoothing comfort to meet dual demands of hard fast races and long gruelling rides. All bikes are 11 speed and equipped with compact gearing to make riding in the mountains more comfortable.

All Hire bikes are fitted with:

  • 2 drink cages
  • Gas canister
  • Multitool
  • Saddle bag containing a spare tube and tire levers
  • Shimano SPD-SL pedals, however, you are most welcome to bring your own

Other things to know:

  • Cycling shoes must be provided by the cyclist
  • Helmets must be supplied by cyclist
  • Toe cages or flat pedals available
  • There are Shimano compatible cleats for sale at the Hive
  • Extra tubes can purchased at the Hive
  • Brakes are orientated in the UK style by default. Right brake is front brake, Left break is back break. Please take care if your own bike is different to this!

Pearson Hammer & Tongs

Inspired by the tools of the trade of our founder, Tom Pearson, the new Hammerandtongs is made from durable, lightweight, high-modulus carbon. Updates to the 2021 edition mean the new ‘Hammer’ (Mk. 6) has plenty in common with Minegoestoeleven, our flagship carbon road machine. So, while it features Pearson’s higher front end for comfort, we’ve improved frame gains, thanks to aero redesigns of the down tube, seat tube/seat post, head tube and forks.

We’ve also updated the seat stays, so they now run from the seat tube to the drop outs, providing uninterrupted flex for both shock absorption and a cleaner, aero profile. The all new Hammer has a two-piece, integrated bar, as well as fully integrated cables. Gearing is available in a range of options, from the excellent Shimano 105, to high-performance Ultegra mechanical.

Hammerandtongs has clearance for 700×32 tyres with an excellent option in DCR wheels, handbuilt on sealed bearing alloy hubs with 30mm depth tubeless ready alloy rims.

Shimano Ultegra hydraulic brakes guarantee efficient, reliable stopping.


• Please note that specification may vary due to availability of parts – we will, of course, make you aware of any changes.

Sizes XS, S, M, L
Frame Hammerandtongs full unidirectional carbon fibre.
Fork Hammerandtongs full unidirectional carbon fibre.


Handlebar  Pearson two-piece integrated carbon bar/stem combo.
Stem Pearson two-piece integrated carbon bar/stem combo.
Seatpost Pearson integrated carbon aero.
Saddle  Bontrager Verse.


Shifters Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8170 12-spd
or Ultegra R8020 11-spd or 105 R7020 11-spd.
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8170 12-spd
or Ultegra R8000 or 105 R7000
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8170 12-spd
or Ultegra R8020 or 105 R7020
Brakes Shimano Ultegra R8170, or Ultegra R8020 or 105 R7020
Rotors Shimano Ultegra SM-RT800 or 105 SM-RT70.
Cassette 12-spd R8170 or Ultegra 11 – spd R8020
or 105 R7020 – 11-34t.
Chain himano 12 or 11-spd.
Crankset Shimano Ultegra R8170, R8000
or 105 R7000 50/34t. (52/36 available on request).
Bottom Bracket Shimano Ultegra R8170, R8000 or 105 R700


Wheelset & Tyres
Wheelset DCR premium hand-built 30mm aluminium,
Pearson Hoopdriver Carbon Cut and
Thrust 38/50mm or Hoopdriver Tooth and Nail 50mm.
Tyres Pirelli Cinturato Velo tubeless ready 700×32 or 700x28c.

Pearson Imnotanumber – 2018-19


Imnotanumber features a top quality light weight UD Monocoque carbon frame, and oversized bottom bracket shell for unparalleled pedalling efficiency and and oversized head tube to boost front end stiffness and provide rider comfort. 

  • Unidirectional monocoque carbon frame
  • Unidirectional carbon forks
  • Fulcrum Racing 7 LG new broad rim
  • Shimano 105 11-speed shifting
  • Shimano alloy dual pivot brakes
Sizes XS, S, M, L
Colours Blutack
Frame Unidirectional monocoque carbon
Fork Unidirectional carbon forks


Handlebar 4ZA OEM 42cm
Stem 4ZA
Seatpost 4ZA Micro adjust
Saddle 4ZA Comfort


Shifters Shimano 105 5800 11s
Front Derailleur Shimano 105 5800 11s
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 5800 11s
Brakes Shimano alloy dual pivot
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Cassette Shimano 105 5800 11s
Chain Shimano 105 5800 11s
Crankset Shimano 11spd, 50/34
Bottom Bracket Shimano 105 5800


Rims Fulcum Racing 7 LG new broad rim