Bike Rental & Demo Program

Santa Cruz Demo BikesWe want to make your bike-buying experience easier by allowing you to take a bike out on the dirt and put it to the test.  We offer rental and demo bikes in the most popular models from Santa Cruz, Trek, and Zerode. They are available anytime for you to ride on your favorite trail - just come by our shop or give us a call at 801-484-0404 (Sugarhouse) or 801-683-0166 (Bountiful) to reserve a bike for a certain day. In addition to the models below, we also have access to other mountain and road bike models.  We can allow you to demo these models with some advanced notice.

Please contact us for more details. Our rental fees ($75/day) and demo fees ($150) can be applied to the future purchase of a bike in our store.  Here are our current bike rental & demo models:

Zerode

Zerode Taniwha Mulet Carbon (Pinion drivetrain & 29/27.5" wheels)

The Taniwha carbon frame is custom built around the incredible Pinion C.Line gearbox that makes for a quiet, efficient, low maintenance machine.  No chain slap, no skipping gears, and no broken derailleurs!  By removing a considerable amount of unsprung weight from the rear of the bike, the suspension is free to work like no other bike you've ever ridden - allowing for a much more confidence-inspiring ride and nearly maintenance-free drivetrain.  Demo one and see if you should ditch your derailleurs. 

The Taniwha has 160mm suspension travel with a 29" front wheel and 27.5" rear wheel.

Sizes Available - Large

Santa Cruz Megatower

Santa Cruz Megatower Carbon XO1 29er

The Megatower has 160mm of front/rear travel, lower-link VPP suspension, and a slack 65 degree headtube.  With the lower link-driven VPP suspension derived from the V10, the Megatower is the most capable 29er trail bike in the Santa Cruz line-up. The lower-link mounted shock configuration – designed for compatibility with both air and coil shocks – provides a progressive shock rate that has unmatched traction and bottom out resistance, making it ideal for taming the longest descents and rowdiest hits.

Sizes Available - Medium, Large, XL

Santa Cruz Hightower

Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon XO1 29er

The new Hightower has 140mm of rear travel, lower-link VPP suspension, a slack 65 degree headtube, and a 150mm fork.  The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. More maneuverable than its longer-travel sibling, the Megatower, and more at home in the steep-and-chunky than its Tallboy cousin, Hightower excels when the route has a bit of everything.  The VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes and maintains the kind of progressivity normally reserved for our V10 DH bike!

Sizes Available - Medium, Large, XL

Santa Cruz Tallboy

Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon XO1 29er

The new Tallboy now has 120mm of rear travel, lower-link VPP suspension, slacker headtube, and a 130mm fork.  It takes a leap further into what short-travel bikes really are capable of.  It’s the kind of bike that makes you want to sprint while going uphill, due to the maximum efficiency of the VPP design.  But, because it shares the same engineering principles as our longest travel bikes, the shock feels equally at home doing cross-country as it does in extreme-country.  

Sizes Available - Medium, Large, XL

Santa Cruz Bronson

Santa Cruz Bronson Carbon XO1 (27.5" wheels)

With 150mm of VPP travel on 27.5-inch wheels, the Bronson rides the sharp edge between agility and stability.  The new lower-link mounted shock configuration opens up greater possibilities for maximum bump performance, a supportive mid-stroke, and a barely detectable bottom out.  Ideal for negotiating tech-gnar one moment and fast flowing terrain the next, the 160mm fork travel and 65-degree head angle ensure handling remains refined. 

Sizes Available - Medium, Large, XL

Santa Cruz 5010

Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon XO1 (27.5 wheels)

The 5010 is the most playful model, and Danny MacAskill’s "wee" bike of choice. The 130mm-travel 5010 sports short chainstays and a low BB for a uniquely fun character.  When it’s time to descend, the bike’s 66.5-degree head tube angle equate to precise, confident handling. The upper-link driven shock VPP suspension is configured to be sharp and responsive. The frame allows up to 27.5 x 2.8-inch tires if that’s your thing.  Want 27.5" tires but more travel? Check out the Bronson.

Sizes Avail - Medium & Large  (for size small, see Juliana Furtado)

Juliana Joplin

Juliana Furtado Carbon X01 (27.5 wheels)

The Furtado (like it's Santa Cruz counterpart the "5010") is designed to be fast and playful, yet still climb well on steep, rocky ascents.  It comes with 27.5" wheels and 130mm (5") VPP suspension.  The new Furtado offers confidence on rapid descents, improved clearance to minimize rock strikes, and a more maneuverable ride.  A SRAM X01 1x12 drivetrain simplifies your shifting but gives a large range of gears for any trail out there. 

Sizes available - Small (for larger sizes, see 5010)

Juliana Joplin

Juliana Joplin Carbon X01 (29")

The Juliana Joplin is made for women who want a stable, predictable ride.  The larger tire size(s) allow the bike to roll faster and carry over bumps easier.  It's also composed on tricky descents, supple through bumpy flats, and strikingly fast when it's time to crank things up. This demo features SRAM Eagle X01 1x12 drivetrain paired with a stout Fox 34 Performance Elite 130mm fork.

Sizes available - Small (for larger sizes, see Tallboy)

Trek Remedy

Trek Remedy 8 (Alloy frame, 27.5 wheels)

Remedy 8 hits the sweet spot in performance and value in the all-mountain category. A lightweight alloy frame, SRAM GX Eagle component spec, a RockShox Lyrik 160mm fork, and 150mm rear shock make it the ideal ride for shredders who want a fun, playful, capable mountain bike.  It's right for you if you like getting rowdy on rough trails, your wheels leave the ground often, and you don't shy away from gnarly trails.  This rental is only $75/day.

Sizes Avail - Medium & Large

Trek Domane

Trek Domane SL 5 Disc Carbon Road Bike

Trek Domane models are all about smooth riding. The SL 5 model is great for riders who want to make the jump to carbon, and want to get a lot for their money when they do, including disc brakes, Shimano 105 drivetrain, and Front and Rear IsoSpeed.  It's right for you if you want a carbon bike with a super smooth ride and the added capability of wider tires and disc brakes.  This rental is only $75/day.

Sizes Avail - 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm