I will be in Los Angeles next autumn for work, and I am looking forward to explore the area by biking, perhaps following a few tracks by bikepacking.com. The problem is, I am not sure bringing my bike from Italy due to cost & logistical issues. So I am looking for other options, and renting a bike there is one of them. Do you have any information about where to rent a bike such as Salsa or Surly off-road tourer (the kind used for the Great divide, for example), ideally with some panniers/bags options? I found only MTB or road rentals, without any "touring equipment".
Any advice will be helpful :)
Best (and ring a bell if you look for a host in Turin, Italy!