13th of March 2020, 19:34 pm

TEMPORARY SHOP CLOSURE

Trixi.com will be closed after carefully reviewing the guidelines of the President of Spains’s executive order and in the best interest of our guests and employees we are proceeding with the temporary closure of Trixi.com, beginning the morning March 14 – until 11th of April 2020 or further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 / Coronavirus situation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

Your Trixi-Team

We are working from our home office.
Call: (+34) 660 091 644 or
Mail: madrid@trixi.com

Yes – of course we do advise our customers and inform them about special rules for cyclists.

Madrid’s cycling law is called Ordenanza de Movilidad Sostenible, or translated to English, sustainable mobility ordinance. It was approved by the council of Madrid 5 October 2018. This law introduced several changes in all the city of Madrid, some of them modifying the previous status of the bicycle. The most important changes were:

  • Bicyclists must ride in the middle of the lane. Before, bicyclists may ride in the middle of the lane.
  • Bicyclists are allowed to travel in the opposite direction of the other traffic in living streets.
  • Bicyclists may use whichever lane on the road they want, although the rightest one is preferred.
  • Bicyclists are not allowed to use bus lanes, unless there are explicit signs to do so. By the way, cyclists must ride on the left side of the bus lane. Note that in Madrid, taxis and motorcycles are allowed to drive on all bus lanes, except motorcycles on the la Castellana bus lane.
  • Two bicycles may ride parallel in the same lane, unless this behaviour places in danger another cyclists or in bus lanes authorized to cyclists.
  • It is not mandatory that cyclists ride through bicycleways, unless it exists a mandatory cycleway sign.
  • It is forbidden to ride on the pavement, on pedestrian streets and on pedestrian zones.
  • Turn on red is allowed to bicycles if there is a traffic sign allowing that.

During a guided bike tour our team member will usually be able to fix the bike. In case the guide cannot repair the bike quickly our staff from the shop will try to bring a new bike in less than 15 minutes.

Rental: We offer optionally a “Repair Kit”. These kits include a pump and puncture repair kit, plus allen keys and tools to make adjustments – but our bikes are also equipped with anti-puncture tires – a system that avoids most of the time the biggest problem:

The punctures!

A puncture occassionally happens and it’s something out of our control.  The customer can call us and we will look for the best solution.

Yes – our bikes are equipped with white front and rear red lights and rear red reflectors plus amber pedal reflectors

The use of lights for night riding is generally recommended or required by authorities as a basic safety measure, even in a well-lit urban context.

We keep our maintenance records centralised for each bike in a “Maintenance Book” and record manually the whole service and repair history for each asset. This way we keep a record for our liability insurance.

We do a “Pre-Ride Safety Check” always when we do a bike tour or a rental. We check the pressure of the tires, wheel quick-releases, brakes, wheels, crank arms and pedals, stem and headset and also the chain. On a regular basis we do a complete deep bike check every 6 weeks.

Yes. All of our bikes are less then 5 years old. We do a complete fleet replacement every 4 years and sell our old bikes on second hand markets.

In all the services we offer, our goal is to provide the highest quality both in the product and customer service. To achieve this goal, we renew our fleet of bicycles every 4 years always renting the latest generation models. Our goal is ensuring that our customers have a worry-free route.

Yes. We provide cycle helmets and ensure they are the correct size and securely fastened.

Note:
Helmets are not obliged by law but we recommend and offer them anyway.

Our customers don’t need to wear a helmet in Madrid if they are in an urban area. Only cyclists up to 16 years of age are obliged to wear a helmet at all times

Urban cycling is an easy activity. 99,9% of all customers know how to cycle in an urban environment. Who rents a bike or books a bike tour usually knows how to pedal, brake and steer.

Of course: If at the beginning of one of our tours a guide notices  that a customer has difficulties to ride a bike in a safe way we would take action.