Ride Before you Buy

Bicycling hosts SA’s biggest cycling demo day presented by Nissan X-Trail


Test-ride leading cycling brands over a custom-built test circuit, designed for everyone from beginner to expert. Together with our brand-new partner, Nissan X-Trail, the 2012 Ride Before You Buy will be bigger and better than ever. You also get to test-drive the Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Pathfinder.

Event 1: Saturday 24 November 2012 in Johannesburg
Venue: ADA Training and Outdoor centre, Leeuwenfontein Farm www.adasa.co.za
>> Click here for directions
Time: 9am to 3pm
Cost: R50 (Kids under 12 free)
Bring: Helmets, shoes and pedals (NB)
Food:There will be boerie rolls, prego rolls and drinks on sale
Early confirmations for the JHB event are:
Specialized | Merida | Raleigh | Diamond Back | Lapierre | Momsen | Cube | BMC | Morewood Cadence Nutrition | Pyga | Giant | Pinarello

Details of some the bikes that will be available to test:

Momsen

  • 2013 SL929The flagship READY TO RACE Carbon hardtail now with SRAM XX and SID XX WORLD CUP fork. 9.6kg with SCHWALBE SNAKESKIN (Epic Tough) tyres!
  • 2013 SL650 Talk of the town right now, and in stock, SA’s first Carbon 650B specific hard tail in the dealer stores!
  • 2012.5 AL529 R TYPEOur “budget” race bike up-specced
  • 2013 SL729Our brand new 2013 CARBON Hardtail frame is 1.020kg in MEDIUM with the SYNTACE ( Licenced ) 142 x 12 thru-axle system. The lightest Carbon 29er frame on a bike sub R30k retail.All specs and details on the website – www.momsenbikes.com

Giant

  • Anthem x 29er 2
  • Anthem x 29er 3
  • XTC Comp 29er 1
  • Anthem x adv 29er 1
  • Trance x 29er 1
  • Trance x 29er 2
  • Trance x 29er 2
  • Trance x 2
  • XTC 29er 2

Pinarello

Specialized

  • S-Works Epic 29er
  • S-Works Stumpjumper FSR 29er
  • S-Works Fate 29er
  • Camber Pro 29er
  • Stumpjumper Evo FSR 29er


The test track will comprise a skills course of about 60m to test the bikes on technical sections and a cross country trail of 2km.


Event 2: February 2013 in Cape Town

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32 Responses to Ride Before you Buy

  1. Louis Fasen October 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    Will this only be for MTB’s or will we be able to test ride Road bikes as well?
    thanks

  2. Leweng October 18, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    Don’t have shoes, helmet & pedals. Would I be allowed to ride?

    • Richard October 19, 2012 at 11:21 am #

      Borrow some from a friend, if you can.

  3. James October 20, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Is there going to be one in KZN at any stage?

  4. Christo October 23, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    and one in Cape Town?

  5. Terence October 23, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    Do I need to preregister and pay?

  6. Bryan November 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    Will the manufacturere for “Scott” be attending?

  7. Stuart November 9, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    Any 650b bikes?

  8. aroon November 15, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    What about Durban?

  9. Norman November 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    Will there be Axis bikes?

  10. Michael November 20, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    What size frames is there going to be? My friend wants to join me but he rides a small.

    • Bicycling November 20, 2012 at 11:27 am #

      There will be a variety of sizes available. We cannot guarantee a small in his preferred bike though.

      • Michael November 20, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

        Thanks for the reply.

        One last question, do you know what Morewood bikes there is going to be?

  11. Daniel Ynichokov November 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Are all bikes insured for damages and breakages, or will accidental damages need to be payed for?

    • Peter November 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      As stated under below the picture of the track. 60m skills course and 2km cross country.

  12. Daniel Ynichokov November 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    ow long is the test course?

  13. davey November 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    will cannondale be there?

  14. Peter November 22, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    Looking forward to this. Is there an area for kids to play?

  15. burnt December 3, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    The Cape Town date and place available?
    Will Santa Cruz bikes be in CA?

    • Bicycling December 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

      The date is set for 24 Feb. The venue still to be announced. Keep an eye on the website for the full details.

  16. Yusuf January 28, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    Will there be another event planned for JHB in 2013

  17. sylvia September 7, 2013 at 5:49 am #

    Is there going to be a ride before you buy event again sometime soon in jhb?

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