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    Bay area seat demo program?

    Does anyone know if any shops in the bay area have a saddle demo program? My current seat isn't terrible, but I'd like to see if there's something elese out there that works better for my bum. Would prefer a shop near where I live (south san jose), but I'm willing to travel.

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    Not close to where you are at but these guys have a demo program that seemed pretty reasonable.
    Echelon Cycle & Multisport
    125 Fifth Street
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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    Trailhead, Tread and Willow Glen Bikes all have seat demo programs

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    Bay area seat demo program?

    So does Cupertino bikes and La Dolce Velo-I think that's the name-on The Alameda by Race-they're actually really cool-no deposit needed and you can use as many as you want-no pressure either to buy-just want a CC number for security/guarantee you'll bring back-other places want a deposit or a deposit with no refund-just store credit towards a saddle.

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    Sports Basement charges $10/week for saddle demos. You can use that money as credit towards a new purchase after the demo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike87 View Post
    Trailhead, Tread and Willow Glen Bikes all have seat demo programs
    I had no idea trailhead had a seat demo program. They are pretty close to me so I'll try them first. Thanks for all the replies.

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    Sports Basement has an awesome program.
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    Bay area seat demo program?

    I think Cycle Sport in Oakland does as well

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    While at first glance this seemed like a fetish thread, it has yielded some great resources, thanks! I go to Trail Head all the time and wouldn't have even thought to ask. My 6-year old Speshy saddle is on its last legs...
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    We at Endless Cycles also offer demo program saddles for WTB, Terry, Selle Italia, Prologo, & Bontrager. No charge to try out - just a credit card deposit on the saddle that is going out! If there is a particular saddle that you want to try, might want to call ahead to see if it is
    A) Available
    B) On the demo board, as saddles go in and out a lot!
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    These guys have free demo's they ship to you....I ended up purchasing from them...

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