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    Demo Program at Competitive Cyclist....

    Anyone use the Demo Program from Competitive Cyclist? For $200 they send you a complete bike you can demo for 7 days. Price includes shipping and handling. If you end up buying a new bike or frame from them, they apply $100 of the $200 to purchase price. Sounds like a good deal to me. Considering a Turner Flux. Any thoughts on the program??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCF
    Anyone use the Demo Program from Competitive Cyclist? For $200 they send you a complete bike you can demo for 7 days. Price includes shipping and handling. If you end up buying a new bike or frame from them, they apply $100 of the $200 to purchase price. Sounds like a good deal to me. Considering a Turner Flux. Any thoughts on the program??
    I guess $100 for shipping both ways is fair, I still don't like the idea of paying to demo a bike though, but you do get to actually ride it for 7 days so thats a good thing. Are they sending you a dedicated "demo" or are they shipping you the bike you might buy? If they are sending you a bike you might keep then I think they should apply the entire $200 to the purchase price.

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    Dedicated Demo...

    I believe it is a dedicated Demo...I am not expecting it to be in perfect condition if I decide to do it, but 7 days will let me actually ride the bike on my trails and see if it solves the things I don't like about my Blur - too small and pedal smack. Now I just learned that in 2006 Turner is going to have a new suspension design...no more horst link....what now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCF
    I believe it is a dedicated Demo...I am not expecting it to be in perfect condition if I decide to do it, but 7 days will let me actually ride the bike on my trails and see if it solves the things I don't like about my Blur - too small and pedal smack. Now I just learned that in 2006 Turner is going to have a new suspension design...no more horst link....what now?
    I don't think you need to worry about the new design thing, checkout some of the threads here. I'm assuming you don't have a local Turner dealer that would let you test ride one, or someone locally to let you ride one, sounds like a good deal if thats the case.

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    That's a pretty good deal. Most high end bike shops will let you demo for one day for $100, so $200 with shipping for seven days sounds pretty good and gives you time to play around with the config. I would want to know the components first though. If it was speced completely differently than what I would want (from reviews/experience) or could get, I would probably pass. No local dealers nearby?

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    I live in Houston....

    and the closest dealer is in Austin...they will allow a test ride, but only for an hour or so. The spec is listed on the website and is very good..Avid Juicy 7's, XT cranks, X9/XO drivetrain, Thompson seatpost......actually, the list is almost exaclty what I would be taking off my Blur and putting on the Flux.....

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    Heck, since you've got seven days, build the demo frame with your Blur spec and then you will really know.

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    YEah.....

    the bike comes pretty much pre-assembled...I have three stems so I might swap them out to see how it affects ride position. I would think that a 110mm stem on an XL Flux would be about the right length. I have a 110 x 7, 120x10 and a 130x10. The 120 and 130 were an attempt to stretch out the Blur with nothing but making me feel like I was going to Endo over every little drop....the 110 has solved that and made the cockpit even smaller...

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