We 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, Pivot (Bountiful only), 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, select mountain and road bike models are also available for demo (call for details). We can allow you to demo these models with some advanced notice.
Please contact us for more details. Our demo fees ($150/day) can be applied to the future purchase of a bike in our store (up to 4 demos within the same year). Here are our current bike rental & demo models:
Carve 2.0 - full suspension
Designed from the ground up, the Carve 2.0 offers the safest, most stable ride of any ski bike on the market. It’s also there when things get rough. We worked closely with our professional riders to identify areas where we could improve upon the Carve 1.
Drift - hardtail
When we set out to design the Drift, we wanted a high-quality, high-performance product that didn’t break the bank. Inspired from the Carve, the Drift is a great option to introduce you to the sport of ski biking and can take you anywhere you want to go.
Santa Cruz Hightower Carbon XO1 (29" wheels)
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 Carbon XO1 (29" wheels)
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. However, 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 terrain.
Sizes Available - Medium, Large, XL
Juliana Joplin Carbon X01 (29" wheels)
The Juliana Joplin is made for women who want a stable, predictable ride. The larger wheel size 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 a SRAM Eagle X01 1x12 drivetrain paired with a stout Fox 34 Performance Elite 130mm fork.
Sizes available - Small (for larger sizes, see Tallboy)
Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon XT (27.5" wheels)
Redesigned for 2021, 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 65.7-degree head tube angle equate to precise, confident handling. The new 2021 model features lower-link rear VPP suspension. 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 Available - Large and XL (for size small, see Juliana Furtado)
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 - X Small, Small (2020 model), (for larger sizes, see 5010)
Pivot Switchblade Carbon Pro XT/XTR (29" wheels)*
The Switchblade is just as it sounds - a bike that’s ready to conquer the entire mountain. It features 142mm rear suspension with a stout 160mm Fox 36 fork. Our demos are set up with 29" wheels but the frames allows for 27.5" X 2.8” tires or even a 29”/27.5” combo. A new flip chip with two settings means there isn’t any compromise in geometry. This beast also features the new Shimano XT/XTR 1x12 drivetrain.
Sizes available - Medium & Large
*Switchblade demos only available at Bountiful location
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. If you like getting rowdy on rough trails, your wheels leave the ground often, and you don't shy away from gnarly trails, this is the bike for you. This rental is only $75/day.
Sizes Available - Medium
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