Can't seem to find a good LBS
So I'm pretty well set on a Giant Trance X, but I definitely need a test ride. It seems that no one is keeping bikes in stock anymore! Last year when I was looking around places did but not this year. Unfortunately now if I want a trance I'll have to buy it and hope I like it. Any ideas on what I should do? I'm guessing stores are decreasing overhead because of the economy. I'm in Rockford and would prefer to keep the LBS in a 50 mile radius.
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speaking on behalf of our store, It is hard to keep a bike like the trance x.0 in stock because of a limited market willing to spend that much, and then making sure to have the appropriate size. While we can always order the x.o, and it would be nice to test ride the exact bike, we usually have different sizes of the x2, x3 or x4's in stock. This allows correct sizing and test rides. The only difference is that when your X0 comes in it will ride a lot better with all the high end parts.
We are located in Chicago, so it may be a little far for you.