I was planning on shipping my bike to Maui as I am so comfortable on it. I was convinced by a friend that bikes supplied by West Maui Cycles would be comparable for my big rides. He was right. I called WMC and spoke to the owner. He quickly was able to find a bike that would fit my needs and was not at all disappointed when I arrived to find my bike waiting for me. The bike was fitted perfectly, and the gear ratios were ideal for climbing...which you'll do a lot of in Maui. These bikes are made for vertical! I climbed over 20k feet in 3 rides and the bike held up beautifully, and I was really comfortable on each ride. My only recommendation is that you book prior to your arrival. As I was picking up my bike, there were a number of walk-in customers requesting bikes, and the store was having difficulties satisfying each of their needs...many who were very rude to a very friendly and accommodating staff. Have a blast in HI and enjoy your bike from West Maui Cycles.