Right I fancy trying out some new bikes, carbon bikes in fact so I thought I'd have a hunt around at what was out there to be demo'ed. I dont really wanna do a whole demo day as I'd rather do it on a weekday for starters when its quieter anyway, I'd rather not go somewhere even more busy because of the demo and I'd like to take the bikes to my local trail to try em out where I know what to expect.
I always knew demoing womens models was impossible as apparently theres not enough demand but I figured seeing as theres practically no womens carbon bikes I'd be trying mens versions anyways, no problem for me. So I've had a look around to try some and so far I've discovered they either charge you to try them (I dont mind showing them ID and leaving a card or details of said card) and even if they dont charge you every flippin size is large! Or I had the answer that they didnt have a single 26 model for demoing only the 29!
Has anybody actually had any luck going to a normal shop and demoing a medium sized carbon bike? I mean they aint sodding cheap and they expect me to just guess whether it fits me!