Franchise Startline MTB

buy a franchise

Are you looking for a new business venture and an solid investment to get your teeth into?

After more than 15 years experience in the industry and over 10 years polishing and tuning our bike rental product, opening bike hire shops across the French alps including Morzine, Tignes & Les Arcs.

We have decided it’s time to franchise it out to entrepreneurs!


Have you ever thought you would love set up your own profitable business in the cycle industry and ride your bike every day in epic conditions?

Here is your chance to invest in an exciting cycle hire business in the French Alps….and beyond

What we provide –

  • The secret recipe to our proven successful business model.
  • Access to our staff & client database built up over almost 15 years in the industry
  • Access to our trade suppliers & deals
  • Branding
  • Marketing & sales assistance.
  • Web booking platform and systems
  • Established social media platforms
  • Training & assistance in getting you up and running

What you provide –

  • Location idea (this can be anywhere in the world)
  • Your team
  • Set up & Running costs
  • A registered business

Annual franchise fees apply

Minimum contract length – 3 years 


Are you an existing cycle shop and want to use our booking platform and branding power?

Join our Affiliates Scheme and benefit from our sales platform & clients.

Add the weight of the startline MTB branding to your shop another revenue stream for your business.

Contact us for more information.


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Morzine Bike Rental Open Soon!

MTB in Les Arcs summer

We are super exited to get going with the mountain bike season here in the French Alps.

Due to the Covid 19 Virus we have delayed the opening of our mountain bike hire shop in Morzine to 26th June, just in time for the opening of the bike parks lifts.

For more information get in touch.

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Morzine Summer Lift Opening Dates

It can be very difficult to plan your summer mountain bike holiday in Morzine & figure out when the mountain bike lifts actually open in the summer in to access Europe’s biggest mountain bike park.

This summer we will benefit from an extra few weeks in September as the
2020 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Finals are in Les Gets.

Below is a list of lifts and opening/ closing dates of what we believe to be accurate.

MORZINE – LE PLENEY:   20th June – 20th September 2020*
SUPER MORZINE  – GONDOLA:   20th June – 20th September**
SUPER MORZINE – ZORE:   20th June – 20th September**
SUPER MORZINE – SERASSIEUX:   20th June – 20th September**
LES GETS – CHAVANNES:   20th June – 20th September
LES GETS – Mt CHERY:   20th June – 20th September**
BIKEPARK CHATEL:   26th June – 20th September**
MORGINS:   26th June -20th September**
CHAMPERY:   26th June – 20th September**
LES LINDERETS:   26th June – 20th September**
FULL PORTES DU SOLEIL:  26th June – 20th September**

*Pleney early weekend opening 13th/14th June
**weekends only in September

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Tips for travelling to the French Alps this summer.

Find Airport Parking with Parkhero
Booking airport parking is often left until last minute, but can take up a big chunk of your holiday budget. By booking in advance and by using a comparison platform, such as Parkhero.co.uk, you can save a fortune on parking at airports across the UK!
Whether you want Manchester Airport parking, Gatwick or Bristol, Parkhero provides you with a
simple overview making your choice as quick and easy as possible. Best of all you do not get charged a booking fee and you can make your booking without having to create an account.
Simply choose your airport, enter your parking dates and choose the type of parking you want. The search engine will provide you with a list of available services ranked by price with the cheapest option at the top.

Clear icons allow you to see in one glance what each service has to offer and compare the options that suit you best. Further filters can be added on the left-hand side, such as the type of service or the option to keep your car keys with you. For more information about each service you can click through to a dedicated page or book directly from the search page.

As you do not need an account, bookings can be made in less than 5 minutes!
The website is straight forward to use. You just choose your airport from the drop-down menu, enter your travel dates and you can also filter on the type of parking you want. The comparison tool will then provide you with all the service available for your choices. Icons show you exactly what each
option offers so you know all you need to know in one glace. You can also add further filters, such as whether or not you can keep your keys. If you want more detailed info you can also click through to a dedicated provider page. Make your booking in less than 5 minutes, with this easy to use system and save money for the fun things during your MTB trip to Morzine!

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Morzine Bike Hire Discount

Nukeproof Mega Comp MTB

If you are planning a week of mountain biking in Morzine of Tignes this summer and are looking to rent a bike then he’s a wee discount code for you!

Book 5 or more days of mountain bike hire in Morzine or Tignes and save 10%

Use discount code :


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Tignes Film Awards

We are super excited to announce that we are sponsoring the Tignes Film Awards which is coming to Tignes in March.

For more information check out thier website.

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Black friday! We’re having a sale!

Morzine Mountain Bike Chair Lift

If your planning a mountain bike holiday in Morzine for summer 2020, watch this space as we are about to pump out a 50% off discount code for mountain bike hire in Morzine

Are you in the market for a new mountain bike? we have some absolute bargains to be had, we have some Nukeproof Dissents available in all sizes at a ridiculously cheap price of only £2000. Get in touch for more info

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Bike Hire In Morzine 2020

After a great season at our mountain bike rental shop in Morzine, we are already planning next seasons hire bikes, they are available to book and buy now!

We have chosen to stick with the same supplier of bikes, Nukeproof mountain bikes.

Enduro Bike Hire in Morzine

For our Enduro hire bikes we will be using the 2020 Nukeproof Mega 275, as used by the mountain bike legend Sam Hill.

Designed to excel on the toughest enduro tracks, the gravity focused Mega will inspire confidence on the most technical descents whilst maintaining pedalling efficiency for all-day epics in the saddle

Updated sizing for 2020, with the demands of the Enduro World Series races progressing at a rapid rate, sizing and fit have become more critical than ever. As a result, we have added a new Medium-Long size to the range for 2020. The seat tube length stays the same as the Medium, whilst the reach has grown to 452.5mm which sits exactly in the middle between a size Medium and a Large. With a total of 5 sizes now in the range (S, M, ML, L and XL), there should be a perfect size for everyone.

Tested and proven on the toughest of terrain and in the most varied conditions by Enduro World Series Winner Sam Hill, the 2020 Mega 275 sets out to tackle every ride with its trademark attitude.

Nukeproof Mega 2020 enduro rental bike in morzine

Downhill Bike Hire in Morzine

As the largest dealer of Nukeproof bike in France we are using their newest addition to the downhill bike world, introducing the Nukeproof Dissent 2020.

This bike really is the real deal! We have tried and tested these bikes at the end of the 2019 season, they are amazing. As always Nukeproof have delivered the goods again!

“It makes me want to race some World Cups again!” Sam Hill

Nukeproof dissent, DH hire bikes in Morzine

Suspension design and frame details:

The Dissent platform was originally conceived by engineers as a concept to test several progression curve theories at once. However, in turning the theory into reality, they created something much better than expected, and the prototype won on its international debut at Crankworx festival’s Garbanzo Downhill race with Sam Hill.

Book bike hire now for best prices!

As always we offer amazing discounts before the bike season so keep an eye on our social media & website.

2020 Bike sales

Don’t forget that we sell all our bikes every year to ensure that our customers are always on the best possible bikes. The bikes mentioned above are available for pre-sale now at 50% off the RRP!! for more information get in touch.

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Up & coming Kerry Wilson

This summer we started to help out a new female downhill mountain biker Kerry Wilson, she previosly was a motor cross champ and has now moved over to mountain bikes.

She spent last season riding in Les Arcs, this summer she came over to Morzine to see what all the fuss was about.

She met up with Nick Gowan who runs our bike hire shop in Morzine to go for a ride and see what StartlineMTB could help her out with in terms of getting on to DH race scene. They went for a few laps on the Pleney, Nick says he was blown away at how quick she was and he thought that there is a huge amount of potential for her.

So we set about helping her service her bike and hooked her up with our brand partners at 661 protection.

She did a couple of the local mates races in Morzine and spanked everyone! She now has the bug for biking and want to do more races, off she goes and does 2 more French DH races and wins them both by a mile.

She has just competed in her 1st British National DH race in the Forest of AE, surprise surprise shes on the podium again! 2nd place this time, not bad for her 1st UK race!

Watch out for this up and coming mountain bike champ, we will not be surprised to see her on the world cup podiums in the next few seasons.

watch this space….You can follow her on her instagram #kerrywilsonmtb @kerrywilson39

If your interested in sponsoring her you should drop her a line soon!

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