The bike fleet
Each Donkey Republic operator manages their own bike fleet through the Donkey Republic system
A bike enters our system and becomes rentable once it has a Donkey lock assigned to it, as well as a hub, i.e. a geo-location registered with coordinates in our system.
The Donkey lock can be ordered with an integrated chain that provides riders, as well as the bike owner, with additional security against theft.
Quick-release saddle adjustment
If owners use bikes that don’t have it by default, a quick-release saddle adjustment is needed to enable riders to adjust the seat to their height.
Magnetic bike lights
To comply with traffic laws regarding the visibility of cyclists, all bikes must be equipped with approved lights. We recommend magnetic lights that automatically turn on when pedaling.
All Donkey bikes bought through our purchase program arrive already branded and equipped with the Donkey lock, the panels on handlebars and back wheel, lights and saddle adjustment.
The bike owner can customise the contents of the Donkey kit based on their context. Similarly, the design and copy of the signage on the bike and marketing materials can be customised (e.g. local language, different marketing messages).