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Deciding what bike is best for you is a tough choice, you can spend hours scrolling through the web reading reviews and not really get a feel for what is right for you. There's only one real way to find out if you are investing your hard earned money in the right bike and that’s riding it. Here at BikePark Wales we understand that a bike is a big purchase so it needs to be right, we have a drool worthy fleet of demo bikes ready for you to swing a leg over and shred on the hill, every bike you see in the shop is available to demo. The bike(s) that you demo will be expertly set up and can be adjusted throughout the day with our team always available to offer help and advice. You will not find a better place to demo bikes with such a variety of terrain, surface and trail types on offer you can really get a feel for which bike suits your needs best.

The price to demo a bike is £100 for the day (you may demo up to two bikes for this fee), the cost includes a pedal pass to access our world class trail network.  If you go on to purchase a bike from us the £100 fee will be taken off the purchase price of the new bike making the demo free of charge.  In addition, if you buy a bike from us, you'll also receive the following benefits.

* A Golden uplift ticket that means you can book a full day of uplift for any date of the year, free of charge and even if the calendar is fully booked (priceless!)
* A BikePark Wales season pass that gives you free pedal access to the park and 10% off any item in the shop (excluding bikes or frames)
* A free group coaching session of your choice (worth £85)
* An expert suspension setup session with our workshop team to get your bike totally dialled (worth £80)

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Our demo bikes

We have a wide range of demo bikes available and can order more upon request. If you have a particular request for a size or brand please get in touch via shop@bikeparkwales.com

Trek Slash 8

The Slash 8 is an aluminium enduro mountain bike with fast-rolling 29er wheels, a 160 mm RockShox fork and Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock. Smart spec, high-end suspension and the burly Alpha Aluminium frame make Slash 8 a high-value ride for enduro racers and all-around trail rippers who want to rail sketchy descents faster than anyone else in their crew.  We have partnered with our BikePark sponsor Shimano to provide this bike with a full Shimano XT 12sp groupset, therefore you can not only test the bike, but have the Shimano 12 speed experience at the same time.

So if looking to demo a bike, Shimano 12sp groupset or both - We have it here. 

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Santa Cruz Hightower

The Hightower has been a do-it-all trail bike since its inception. The VPP suspension's lower-link mounted shock creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes. The 140mm of rear travel complemented by a 150mm front end gives Hightower the edge over the first model. If ever a bike resembled your most cherished mix tape compilation, the Hightower is it.

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Santa Cruz Tallboy CS

The new 120mm Tallboy takes a leap further into what short-travel bikes really are capable of. With kick-ass lower-link VPP suspension, a streamlined design, the typical Santa Cruz refinement, and rather radical geometry, the Tallboy is back to being a genre bending folk hero.

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Santa Cruz Bronson C R

The smaller brother of the Nomad, the Bronson is redesigned for 2018 with all new geometry and linkage. Santa Cruz have worked hard trying to top the previous design of the Bronson, and this was the result. 150mm of linear rear travel with a barely noticeable bottom out, a 160mm fork takes care of any nonsense that your front wheel meets. A 65-degree head angle allows a great climbing position but an endless amount of confidence going down. To demo this bike simply select the date you wish to demo this bike from the calendar below! 

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Santa Cruz Bronson AS Spec 

Santa Cruz's most notorious thriller, the Bronson, is ready for action no matter what role it's cast into. The Bronson has the biggest personality in the range. From flat out on the trail to fully flat over a table, each new generation redefines expectations of what a 150mm bike can do.

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Santa Cruz Nomad 

The ultimate park bike, with 170mm travel front and 165mm rear the bike is ready for anything. Years of development has come to something that resembles the feel and ride character of a downhill bike but pedals uphill with ease. Up to date geometry means stability and fit are the best that they can be. Need one bike that does it all? You may have found it. The bike dares you to find its limits. It’s easy to question how much you can get out of a single crowned bike, but you’ll be searching for answer for a long time with the Nomad. To demo this bike simply select the date you wish to demo this bike from the calendar below! 

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Transition Patrol 

The Patrol Alloy GX is the workhorse in the lineup, focusing on performance and maximum durability. Transiton tailored the build to give the rider the best possible brakes and suspension for the money in a value oriented package.

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Transition Ripcord

Today's kids are riding anything and everything they can get their hands on. From singletrack rides with their parents to the occasional bike park trip or hitting up a local pump track. Our Ripcord kids bike is designed to do it all while delivering maximum smiles. The Ripcord looks like a rad adult bike that was put on the photocopier and reduced by 40%.

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Transition Sentinel Alloy GX

If you're looking for the best parts you can get for a great price, our Sentinel Alloy GX will tick every box. We know suspension performance is king so you get the same Fox fork and rear shock as the top of the line Sentinel Carbon XO1. The drivetrain is GX Eagle with a massive gear range that is the new standard for performance and value. The Sentinel Alloy GX is a true riders bike that wants top performing parts that can appreciate a tried and true alloy frameset that can charge all day. 

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Evening Uplift
25th May
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