ARB Cyclery offers a nice selection of bikes for rental and demo. Perhaps you are visiting from out of town and want to ride in beautiful Southern California. Or you live locally and want to take a bike for an extended test ride before you buy. That's where our rental and demo fleet comes in. If you demo a bike and decide to buy, we'll put your demo fee toward the purchase. We also offer wheelsets in addition to bikes. Click the button to reserve a bike or wheelset for rental or demo now!
Why Try Before You Buy?
There are so many product choices in the cycling marketplace today that it can be overwhelming. While you can look up a particular bike's specs, read the glowing marketing prose, and even research customer reviews, you don't know if it's the best bike for YOU until you actually get out there and RIDE it! And when you are spending several hundred or even thousands of dollars on a new rig that you anticipate putting many miles on, it only makes sense to test ride a bike that you may be leaning towards. In addition to bikes, the same idea holds true for wheels and the all-important touchpoint - your saddle. Even better if you can take it for an extended test, which is what we are offer here at ARB Cyclery. And best of all, your demo fee will go towards the purchase of any bike, wheelset or saddle!
A Word About Bike Demos, Sizing & Availability
Ideally we would have demo bikes available for every model and size that we offer but unfortunately, that is not feasible - at least not yet! So for now, we have curated a selection of popular models that we carry. The sizes we have available may not be an exact match for you, but we can adjust the saddle height so that it's rideable for the purposes of a test ride. In rare cases, the sizing will be too far off for even a test ride, but the vast majority of riders will be okay.
Remember, the main purpose of the test is to evaluate the bike's handling characteristics and feel, not fit. Keep this in mind when you are out on the test ride. Once you've determined the bike brand and model that "speaks" to you, then it's time for us to hone in on your optimal frame size. We'll take your body measurements to make sure your new frame is the right size and then once the bike is built, you'll get one of our complete bike fits. Another option is our Bike Finder Fit, which reverses the process by identifying the best fitting bikes first. Then you know the bike brands/models you should seek to test ride.
Last but not least, if there is a bike model that you really want to test ride before considering a purchase, and we don't have it, then contact us and we'll do our very best to track one down. Through our relationships in the industry, we are very often able to bring one into the store for a few days.