At Ace Bicycles, we believe the best way to choose your next bike is to demo the bike properly; with the correct setup out on the terrain you regularly ride.

We have a large range of demo bikes on offer and all our full suspension bikes on the shop floor (on display) also double up as demo bikes, and if we don’t have it we’ll work with the brand directly to arrange a demo for you at a time that suits.

How demos work

Option One:

  • Get in touch to discuss your options and organise a date for you to take the bike out
  • To reserve the bike and secure the demo date we’ll take a demo fee in full. (fees vary but are refundable against a bike purchased off the back of the demo).
  • When you collect the bike, the staff member handing over the bike will do a proper in-depth setup with you, looking at more that just the sag! We will open up forks and shocks while you’re in the shop to make sure the bike is setup as best as possible. We can also look at changing controls and contact points if needed to further improve on the experience where possible.
  • Once the bike is ready you’ll need to complete the contract below. A credit card authorisation for the value of the bike will be needed and a photo ID will be required at this point.
  • Then off you go for a ride.
  • When finished, drop the bike back, discuss your thoughts with us and we’ll look further into options or setup where needed.

Option Two:

Mountain Bike Fit/Demo/setup session. Available for Demo Bikes or your Current Bike.

Cost: £200/250 refundable against a bike purchase.

Time: This tends to take from 4 – 6 hours.

This is a 1-on-1 riding session with Tobias, the shop owner, who has a wealth of experience setting up suspension and bikes with customers on a personal level from his years working for Fox Suspension and Chris Porter on the GeoMetron project. Trust us, he has a very keen eye for detail!

Tobias will meet you at your chosen location so you’re riding familiar terrain and trails and join you for a ride. We can also discuss the option of bringing up to two demo bikes at a time to allow for back to back testing. Throughout the session he’ll then ride with you watching the way you ride to help fine tune setup to you exactly. These settings are then all noted and transferred into your new/current bike so from day one it rides exactly how it did on the demo ride. This setup can then be followed up at any time and setting discussed as Tobias will always be able to look back though his notes.

To book this option pick up the phone or pop into the shop to discuss things further, the kettle is always on at Ace Bicycles.