• 12-14-2011
    EEEliminator
    Demos Bay Area - Trek and Specialized
    Anyone recommend a bike shop that demos both Trek and Specialized? I found an LBS that sells both but doesn't demo. I'm expecting to pay for the demo and be able to apply that fee to the purchase of a new bike. Specifically I'm looking to demo:

    Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 29er (want to see what the whole 29er thing is all about)
    Trek Remedy - My current first choice as long as I don't fall for the whole 29er deal.
    Trek Rumblefish - Only if I like the Stumpjumper for comparison.

    I'm not too picky as to where in the bay area as long as there is some decent riding near by.

    The other option is that Trek has a demo day in the Sacramento area in January, I don't know how hard it is to get on a bike for those or the quality of the trails. Hopefully I'd get to ride the Remedy and Stumpjumper.
  • 12-15-2011
    monkeyjuice5150
    Located in San Jose, I will be checking them out too.

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  • 12-15-2011
    boblepesh1
    trailhead doesnt carry trek.
  • 12-15-2011
    shredchic
    Passion trail bikes in Belmont demo's Specialized, but I don't know who demo's Trek. You may have to go to two different places.
  • 12-15-2011
    Loll
    Summit Bikes demos Trek. They have two locations.
  • 12-15-2011
    bikemerchant
    We have both Trek and Specialized in the South Bay
    We have both brands but not all the bikes you're looking to demo. How tall are you?

    We have a Stumpjumper 29 FSR demo and a Trek Superfly 100 demo. We also have the Trek Fuel EX for demo. Unfortunately, both the Fuel EX and Superfly 100 are a category down from the Rumblefish and Remedy you were looking at. They may still be worth your time to try.

    James
    Calmar Bicycles
    Santa Clara, CA
    calmarcycles.com
  • 12-15-2011
    EEEliminator
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Calmar View Post
    We have both brands but not all the bikes you're looking to demo. How tall are you?

    We have a Stumpjumper 29 FSR demo and a Trek Superfly 100 demo. We also have the Trek Fuel EX for demo. Unfortunately, both the Fuel EX and Superfly 100 are a category down from the Rumblefish and Remedy you were looking at. They may still be worth your time to try.

    James
    Calmar Bicycles
    Santa Clara, CA
    calmarcycles.com

    I'm 5'-9", the Fuel EX has the DRCV shock and fork which is something that I'd like to try out and compare to the Specialized suspension if it's even noticeable. I may be interested in the Stumpjumper 29 FSR, if I choose to go the 29 inch route I think this will be the bike and the Remedy for a 26" bike.

    Do you stock the Remedy? I think the Fuel may give me a good enough feel for how the suspension behaves.
  • 12-15-2011
    bikemerchant
    I have demos in both the EX 8 (With DRCV) and Stumpjumper in your size . I don't have the Remedy in stock but it's easy to order. Call or PM us if you want to reserve either. 408-249-6907.