Any threads dedicated to..... Demo's?

Discussion in 'Demo Events' started by Derkderkall, Oct 5, 2017.



  1. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Active Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Demo events ? I was thinking might be a good idea to have one, then we can update as needed.
     
  2. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    It would be a good idea. I love breaking OTHER people's stuff (instead of my own)!
     
  3. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    But most demos have a "you break it, you buy it," policy. That's why they swipe your c/c...I assume.
     
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  4. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

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    West Anaheim
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    Mark Whitaker
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    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Nah, that's in case you steal it. Unless the fine print in the waiver you sign contains a paragraph about damage or breakage, they can no more make you buy it than Home Depot can make you buy a box of light bulbs that gets dropped while inspecting.
     
  5. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    They have a liability waiver to try and keep you from being a dick on their equipment. But honestly, I ride demo stuff the same as my own stuff, real damn hard! I still have a climbing KOM at Sycamore from a Pivot demo a couple of years ago :)

    https://www.strava.com/activities/504844637
     
  6. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    I've done a number of demos, usually at events and haven't given a CC.
    Usually just sign a waiver, often on a tablet now.
    For Turner, they just gave me a bike to use; and when I brought it back they said I didn't ride it long enough.
     
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  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

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    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I don't demo. My wallet isn't thick enough. :bang:
     
  8. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Gunnar Rockhound 29
    I did a demo with Intense, rode a Primer. I think I just needed a DL???
     
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  9. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Cannondale Scalpel
    Hmm maybe why yours are always broke!
     
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  10. mike

    mike MTB Addict

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    Mike O
    Turner in Temecula is the best for demos. Trails right out of the shop, no charge, straight scoop from the source, set up in advance.

    I think most bike shops put their rental/demo cost toward your purchase. Kind of dangerous, but you can try what you want without waiting for season-dependent mfr demo tours. When serious, I'd rather pay for a demo/rental than scrap with a bunch of mooks for a free demo on too short a ride. Seriously, elbowing in or waiting for the bike you want to ride sucks, and I've been snaked after waiting as well. F that crap.
     
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  11. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I must be a freak. I've bought every bike I own(ed) on a parking lot ride and haven't missed yet. o_O
     
  12. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Gunnar Rockhound 29
    Well, possibly, but probably not the only one. :)
    I've pretty much bought every bike I've ever owned site unseen... even a parking lot ride about won't tell me much I feel. Yep, feels good riding in a circle on flat asphalt. Doesn't translate too well onto trails! Luckily I've never really been burnt... worst case I don't like a bike I resell it.
     
  13. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer 275c DVO
    I mean this in the kindest possible way - you're not very picky. You don't care about suspension. You seem to simply require a bike that fits and functions. (That's a compliment.)
    A parking lot test will suffice in that case.
     
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  14. mike

    mike MTB Addict

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    Mike O
    I can see a HT being a safer bet with a parking lot ride or sight unseen. The more squish bikes you've ridden and owned, and the more emphasis put on descending, the more you know (or need to know) what you want. Or something like that...
     
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  15. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl MTB Addict

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    Dan
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    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Foes and Ethos components is having a demo on Friday the 13th on Mt.Pinos. you get to do the McGill trail in the dark. Grizzly cycles is putting it on.
     
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  16. scan

    scan MTB Addict

    Name:
    fran allas
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    trek ex 7
    Great Idea, Let's do this!!
     
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  17. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Gunnar Rockhound 29
    @Mikie Can the thread title be changed to make this a listing of upcoming demos and reviews from them? At least until we get derailed.
     
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  18. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Because I ride my bike like a dick?

    Yes


    Nope, Dave beat me by a matter of seconds at the Grizzly100! Screw that guy for actually riding what he sells!

    I test rode my first good bike. But my standard was an 18s Raleigh rigid 26" and a 40 pound $400 26" HT. So a $5000 MSRP bike of ANYTHING was good!

    XC bike I rode in a Rim Nordic race. Didn't really like it, wasn't set up right for me, too large...but I bought it on clearance and now love it (still too big though).

    Enduro I just looked at and said "I want that one!"
     
  19. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Active Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    I know many shops let you demo for a price, my intention for this thread is free events by shops/brands.

    For instance there will be a Kona demo hosted by the path on Nov 4.

    3055 Tabuco Canyon Rd., Trabuco Canyon, CA 92769
     November 4
     10am-4pm
     
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  20. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Active Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
     
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  21. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Active Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    Great chance to try the new 29er and carbon process 153!
     
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  22. Mikie

    Mikie MTB Addict

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    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Did you one better. Created a Forum for it so it won’t get lost...:thumbsup:
     
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  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist MTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Gunnar Rockhound 29
    That's just the kinda' guy you are!
     
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  24. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl MTB Addict

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    The one I mentioned is free
     
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  25. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    Giant Trance
    This post started as a suggestion for a thread, and ended up with its own dedicated section. If only everything in life was this easy to obtain.