We know committing to a bike can be tough without trying it out first, so we have a pretty cool range of demo bikes - not your usual bunch of boring full sussers.
- If you want to try before you buy, simply email or call us on 01929 475833, head down to Swanage (a great place for weekend break, on the Jurasic Coast, why not stay in the Yurts, camp or B&B etc).
- Bring some ID (passport, driver licence), proof of address and a credit card with some capacity left on it. We will take a photo of you, your ID, and take a payment on your card which will be cancelled when you return.
- We can also give you a map showing you the best lanes and singletrack, and directions to the best pubs and beaches.
Jeff Jones... geared and rigid... flat out brilliant. But the bad news is this is not mine, and wont be here forever. grab a ride while you can.
Canfield Brothers Nible 9... A large steel short chainstay 29er that thinks its a jump bike. Great bit of kit. 1x10 drive, 100mm fork, damned wide bars.
Salsa Spearfish... SORRY, NO LONGER WITH US... (IT WAS A) damned fast full suspension 29er. Size large for folk around 5'10" to 6'2" ish. Ours is a bit bling with carbon cranks, No Tubes Crest wheels (damned light) and fox forks. The picture below is another medium demo we can often blag from salsa.
Surly Pugsley... The rather unique go anywhere mountainbike from Surly. He's actually a pretty handy singletrack bike, but shove his big fat nose into our local beaches (inc a nudist beach) and sand dune single track and be amazed at how much fun you have. He is a lot more fun than his chubby and fuggly looks suggest. Probably a bit like frollocking with Hattie Jacques (pronounced: Jakes), its wrong, but it would be a right giggle.
Salsa Fargo: this has now left, well its sort of here but is now a titanium version.: Awesome do everything drop bar touring 29er. A very nimble bike, totally capable of being a XC race MTB, yet it can happily be loaded up for offroad touring. Size large for 5'9" to 6'3".
Salsa El Mariachi 2011: (sorry no longer with us) the new wonderful 29er hardtail from Salsa. Here now in medium 18" rigid and single speed
Surly Big Dummy: haulage bike. These cost around £2000, so before you splash out on a bike that will save you thousands in fuel and parking, give ours a go. The handling is incredibly stable, I use mine to haul 11 foot surfboards, canoes, kids, dogs and even shopping.
Niner SIR9: 29er rigid single speed mountainbike - I reckon this is the best handling mountainbike ever - seriously. We have the "Tang" coloured Large seen below, and a medium, both rigid and single speed.
Surly Cross Check: SORRY NO ,ONGER HER....E In the shop right now as a single speed cross bike in 60cm, with salsa woodchipper flaired drop bars. Also in 56cm with dirt drops if you let me know you are coming.
Salsa Dos Niner: 29er soft tail 1x9 gears. 20" frame. This frame is dis-continued at Salsa, but it will return in a new form soon: ti, carbon? Our demo is still available.
Surly Steamroller: fixed wheel road bike, 59cm, one brake and three bottle openers.
Surly Krampus: 29+ 3" tyres, a 30.5er if you will.... due in December 2012.