Vapaus offers an unlimited selection of brands and models to choose from, as part of a completely risk-free service package. You can save between 20-40% of the total bike package cost, depending on your tax bracket.
Read about the experiences of people who use Vapaus Benefit Bikes here.
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With over 200 brands to choose from in person or online, we have bikes for every budget. We'll deliver the bike straight to your doorstep (or any other location of your choice).
You set your own budget so you won't be limited to a specific taxable value. Users often choose benefit bikes with a taxable value of €30–€160 per month.
Choose an appropriate maintenance budget from our options or maintain the bike yourself.
With optional cancellation coverage, you can return your bike to us at any time for any reason.
You can also use the calculator to get a rough estimate of how your benefit bike will affect your pay.
The extensive insurance of Vapaus Benefit Bikes covers theft, vandalism and accidents both in Finland and abroad.
Vapaus Benefit Bikes also come with an optional extended warranty, which matches the manufacturer’s liability for defects and covers the entire contract period. This means that the repair of any unexpected defects in the bike will be compensated even if the manufacturer’s warranty has expired before the contract period has come to an end.
By the time the tax-free bicycle benefit was implemented, Vapaus was already an experienced bicycle business. Over 50,000 employees use our service already. By listening to customers and their needs, we have been able to develop at lightning pace.
We completely offset the emissions released during the manufacture, delivery and use of Vapaus Benefit Bikes. We do this because taking care of the environment is one of our core values. All you need to do is enjoy your new benefit bike! Read more here.
96% of employees would recommend the Vapaus Benefit Bike service to a colleague.
Read more to find out what employees who use benefit bikes have to say about the benefit, our service and partners.
"Before we launched the benefit, we were asked around 40 questions about things like calculating the tax benefit, how it affects on pay, bike maintenance, insurance and prices. Many of the people considering a benefit bike know a lot about bikes and are specifically interested in more expensive models and accessories. Vapaus gave clear and helpful answers to all of those questions and did so in a completely transparent way."
"Vapauden yrityksellemme pitämä webinaari oli yksi selkeimmistä webinaareista, mitä olen koskaan nähnyt. Hintalaskuri antaa selkeän kuvan miten kokonaishinta muodostuu ja jakautuu leasing-kaudelle. Huoltobudjetin valinta oli vaikeaa, olisi hienoa jos sitä ei tarvitsisi tilatessa päättää, mutta tässä taitaa verotustekniset syyt olla etusijalla. Itse pyörän hankinta toisessa kaupungissa sijaitsevasta pyöräliikkeestä sujui vaivattomasti."
"Kaikki pyörän hankinnassa on sujunut joustavasti. Erityisesti plussaa esim. vapaasti määritettävästä sopimuskauden pituudesta."
"Olitte aktiivisia ja autoitte hienosti ongelmatilanteissa. Vastasitte myös nopeasti viesteihin, jos oli kysymyksiä. Tuli tunne, että välitätte oikeasti asiakkaista. Se ei välttämättä ole kovin yleistä näinä päivinä."
"Vapaudella on toimiva prosessi. Kaikki toimi kuten meille luvattiin"
"Selkeä viestintä, määräajat jotka pitivät, helppokäyttöisyys."
"Kävin itse kivijalkaliikkeessä Mountain Bike Shopissa ja sain pyörän heti mukaan. Tiedot saatiin Vapaus-sovellukseen lennossa paikan päällä."
"Vapaudella on hyvä verkosto, mistä tilata. Pikkuisen vähemmän ruuhkaa olisin toivonut. :)"
"Erittäin hyvää ja sujuvaa palvelua. Pyörän tilausasiat hoidettiin ammattitaidolla ja asiantuntevasti!"
"Vaikka kuvio oli meille firmassa uusi niin Vapauden prosessi oli tehty helpoksi ja läpinäkyväksi."
"Haluamani pyörä löytyi työkaverini vinkin avulla oululaisesta pyöräliikkeestä Pyörä-Suvala Oy:lta. Kaksi päivää myöhemmin pyörä oli toimitettu minulle Kokkolaan. Todella hienoa toimintaa sekä pyöräliikkeeltä että Vapaudelta. Kiitos :)"
"Pyörä on ollut ihan super, käytän sitä päivittäin. Ehdottomasti paras työsuhde-etu, mitä yritys voi työntekijälleen tarjota. Näin korona-aikana on noussut arvoon arvaamattomaan."
"Vapauden kanssa on ollut ilo asioida alusta asti. Vaikkakin koko prosessi on vielä uudenkarhea, en voisi olla tyytyväisempi. Sain alussa apua pyörän valintaan, nopeat vastaukset kysymyksiini ja tuote oli juuri sellainen minkä halusin, vaikken missään vaiheessa käynyt edes koeajolla. Suosittelen ehdoitta!"
Our comprehensive benefit bike service makes it easy for employees to purchase the bike of their dreams as a personal benefit through their salary, without having to pay any tax on the first €100 a month.
Thanks to the tax-exempt status, you save 20–40% on your dream bike!
Taxable value is determined by the price of the bike and the accessories selected. The taxable value of Vapaus Benefit Bikes also includes the most comprehensive theft and vandalism insurance on the market, as well as optional cancellation coverage and an optional extended warranty.
The maximum value of the tax-free benefit is €100 per month. If an employer allows a taxable value greater than this, any taxable value above €100 per month is usually deducted from the employee’s pay.
If the employer offers the benefit as part of the employee’s pay, the taxable value is deducted from the employee’s gross salary. In this case, the employee ends up paying less tax, which means their pay is lowered less than the taxable value.
If an employee receives the benefit in addition to their pay, the way in which they are taxed remains unchanged. In this case, it is completely free for the employee to make use of the benefit.
Residual value is the amount that an employee can choose to pay at the end of the contract period in order to claim the bike and corresponding accessories. With Vapaus, residual value is usually 5% of the bike package’s purchase price.
The fixed residual value of Vapaus Benefit Bikes maximises the benefit that employees receive.
This means that employees can decide whether or not they want to claim the bike at the residual value at the end of the contract period or trade it in for a new bike.
When it comes to electric bikes, many opt to return the bike because they want to replace it with a newer model.
Is it time to return your bike? Submit a benefit bike return notification and we will contact you to get it sorted.
Most benefit bike packages have a 24-month or 36-month contract period. However, the Vapaus service is available for a flexible duration of between six to sixty months, depending on your needs.
With a longer contract period, you can also spread out the cost of a more expensive bike to avoid exceeding the maximum €100 per month taxable value.
You can get a bike that costs more than €4,900 by paying the excess directly to Vapaus.
As its name suggests, cancellation coverage covers you in the event that you should decide to cancel or suspend the service.
By choosing optional cancellation coverage, you can cancel the bike contract at any point during the contract period, at which point the bike will be returned to Vapaus.
This means that you can try out that electric bike you’ve been considering without having to make a long-term commitment or risk ending up with a bike you don’t like. We don’t ask why.
Maintain your bike the way that suits you. With a Vapaus Benefit Bike, you never have to pay for something you don’t use.
Do you cycle a lot? Perhaps even more than 1,000 km a year? If so, this is the maintenance budget for you – including €240 per year for maintenance and/or spare parts.
The ideal budget for an active cyclist who cycles more than 500 km a year. Includes €192 per year for maintenance and/or spare parts.
The ideal budget for someone who cycles less than 500 km a year. Includes €144 per year for maintenance and/or spare parts.
Do you want to maintain the bike yourself and don’t intend to include maintenance in the taxable value? If so, this is the package for you. It lets you maximise the amount of taxable value you can spend on the bike itself.
You can get your bike from any of our partner shops (view shops here). The selection already includes over 200 brands.
Additionally, you can make use of Vapaus customer service and order the bike from most online shop in the EU that can sell bikes to other companies. See the list of good online shops here.
There's an endless number of services available!
Vapaus bike insurance is provided by a Finnish company and covers accidents, theft and vandalism. Insurance excess is €240 per claim.
We only require that your bike was locked when the incident occurred in cases of theft or vandalism and that you report the offence to the police. After that, Vapaus customer service will handle the rest. You can have your bike replaced with a new one of the same model or choose a completely different model that is the same price.
Vapaus offers an optional improved bike insurance package for the duration of the contract period.
The extended warranty means that faults are not just covered during the first one or two years, but right up to the third or even fourth year of your contract.
Bike manufactures usually only offer a warranty that lasts 12–24 months. The extended warranty covers the remaining part of the contract period after the manufacturer’s warranty expires. Your ability to enjoy cycling throughout your contract period is important to us.
Our customer service is here to help if you have a question or need help picking the right bike for you. Online orders are made in the Vapaus app.
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