A bike has to fit its owner both physically and in personality. The physical dimensions are pretty easy to understand, but the right personality match is the key to really loving your bike. Do you like to charge gnarly downhills, or would you rather climb like your hair’s on fire. Or maybe you’d like a bike that can handle pretty much anything without getting flustered.
Bikes come in all kinds of personalities just like people, and major technical improvements over the last three or four years have upped the game considerably. Mountain bikes, for example, now come in cross-country, trail, all mountain, freeride and downhill versions,... learn more
not to mention your choice of traditional 26” and 29” wheels and the newer 27.5” wheels which have taken the market by storm. The Jans Experts are here to unravel some of the mystery and find the right fit for your riding style.
The Jan’s Bike Demo center selection includes women’s bikes, kid’s bikes, road bikes and time trial bikes as well as freeride bikes, cross country bikes, trail bikes, all mountain bikes, gravity bikes, 29ers of all kinds, and even fat bikes. Aside from having a great selection of sizes and types of bikes we also carry some of the best bike lines on the market including Trek, Specialized, Santa Cruz, Rocky Mountain, Scott and women's specific Juliana bikes.
Even if you aren’t sure exactly what you are looking for, talk to us. That’s what we’re here for. We’ll explore the type of riding you plan to do, how often you want to ride, and where. We’ll offer some suggestions and probably have you try a couple of different kinds of bikes in various price ranges so you can get a good feel for the differences. By the time you’re done testing, you’ll know how you’d like to roll.
The Trek Remedy 8 is a trail-slashing bike designed to take your riding to the next level. At home on flow trails and rock gardens alike, Trek’s ABP suspension and Fox DRCV suspension shock keep your wheels glued to the ground over any terrain. Its relaxed geometry makes this trail bike very capable on the descents as well as nimble and spry in the corners. But fear not, the lightweight aluminum frame, pedal friendly suspension, and Shimano drivetrain will help conquer the most grueling of climbs.
Taking what Santa Cruz has learned from the Bronson, the Santa Cruz 5010 Carbon has shorter chainstays, a lower bottom bracket and less travel for a snappier and more nimble ride. Capable 27.5 inch wheels, a tough-to-beat Shimano XT build kit and a frame weight under 5 lbs, this venerable trail bike was designed to take you beyond your favorite trails to new zones unexplored.
The carbon Bronson is Santa Cruz’s all around trail bike. Ideal for anything from racing enduro to just getting out after work, this 150 mm VPP enhanced bike is sure to give you an ear-to-ear grin. Our Santa Cruz Bronson Demo features Sram’s XX1 drivetrain and XTR brakes to keep you in control. Ready to rip right out of the shop, you might find that the Bronson is the last bike you’ll ever want to ride.
The Juliana Joplin Primero has been tailored for ladies that love to rip up the trail. A women’s specific frame in between 29-inch wheels keeps you planted on the trail and a Shimano XT build kit and Fox suspension inspire confidence and control. Unique to Juliana bikes, their Mountain Compact Bar & Grip System has been designed around smaller hands and thinner shoulders. That paired with a women’s specific saddle, you get a comfortable and fun ride that you won’t want to return at the end of the day.
29-inch wheels combined with a full 165 mm of travel make the Specialized Enduro Expert 29 one of the most proficient trail bikes ever designed. A FACT carbon front triangle keeps this bike lightweight while Specialized’s FSR suspension makes your pedal strokes as efficient as possible. A Sram XO1 drivetrain never misses a shift and a Fox rear shock and the new Rockshox Pike provides confidence and control on Park City’s long descents.
Specialized pioneered women’s full suspension 29ers with the Rumor Expert. And for 2014 they continue to push the envelope of what is possible with women’s specific mountain bikes. You’ll notice instantly that the geometry of the Specialized Rumor and ride characteristics have been designed around the anatomy of a woman, helping you crush the climbs and handle descents with more confidence. A Sram 2x10 drivetrain provides a wide range of gears and Formula brakes and Fox suspension keep you in control and confident. Gone is the age of riding a men’s small, the Rumor is out in the open and ready to get you to the top of the hill and back down with ease.
Arguably one of the best bikes for Park City, the Rocky Mountain Instinct 970 features a full carbon frame with 130 mm of travel for “epic exploration.” The RIDE-9 system allows anyone to dial in the suspension rate and geometry to their liking. And a blend of Sram XX1 and Race Face components lets you crank up the hill no problem while the trail-tuned Fox suspension keeps you in control over the roughest terrain.
Adaptable to any riding style thanks to Rocky Mountain’s RIDE-9 adjustment, the Altitude 770 is a customizable trail-ripping machine. Featuring a full carbon frame and 150 mm of Fox supported travel; the Altitude was designed for aggressive riders. Complete with Stan’s wheels, Sram XO brakes, a blend of Sram and high-end Race Face drivetrain components, the Altitude 770 will excel on the climbs and perform even better on the descents. For more, read our complete Altitude 770 MSL Rally Review.
The Genius 710 was smartly designed with a lightweight HMF carbon frame and a blend of high performance Shimano and Syncros components. This fully capable trail bike uses slacker geometry to provide a stable, yet fun and nimble ride on the trail. 27.5 inch wheels let you handle rocks, roots, and loose conditions with ease and inspire confidence when you’re ripping Park City’s ribbon like single track.
The Scott Contessa Spark 700 RC is a women’s specific, 27.5 inch wheel, cross country bike. Featuring the Fox/Scott collaborative Nude rear shock and Scott’s TwinLoc technology, by the flip of a simple handlebar switch your bike goes from soft and supple to firm and efficient for those tough uphill battles. A blend of Shimano XT and Syncros components keep this mountain bike lightweight and ready to rip on any of Park City’s trails.
The Scott Spark 920 is a purpose built carbon 29er that is most comfortable tackling Park City’s long climbs. The Nude rear shock and Fox front fork can be adjusted on the fly with Scott’s TwinLoc handlebar remote. And a wide range of gears provided by a 3x10 Shimano drivetrain allows you to pedal through tricky terrain with ease. Engineered with racing in mind, the Spark 920 is sure to take your riding to new levels.
The Specialized Epic Expert Carbon 29 is one of the most capable XC mountain bikes you will ever ride. With revised geometry for 2014 and paired with Specialized’s Brain technology, you will be able to climb easier and descend faster as your suspension senses and adapts to changing terrain. Setup is a breeze thanks to the AUTOSAG feature and a combination of Shimano and Sram components complete this bike as a lightweight XC bike that will actually have you looking forward to the next climb.
Built with the soul of an XC bike but the might of a trail bike, the Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt 750 thrives on ribbons of twisty single track. 27.5 inch wheels and 120 mm of rear wheel travel make this bike snappy in out of the turns and very capable on rough terrain. Fox suspension and a blend of Shimano and Race Face components round this trail bike out as possibly the most fun bike you’ve ever ridden.
Park City may be known for its hundreds of miles of trails but we can’t forget about the long ribbony roads through the mountains. If road riding is your thing, our carbon women’s Trek Domane 4.7 WSD was designed with the anatomy of a woman combined with endurance style riding in mind. An 11-speed Ultegra drivetrain offers a wide range of gears for long climbs and Trek’s IsoSpeed frame design mitigates road vibrations so you can be comfortable on the long haul. For more information read our full Trek Domane 4.7 WSD road bike review.
The Trek Domane 4.7 Carbon is a marathon-bred machine designed to keep you comfortable on long rides. Trek’s IsoSpeed frame and fork technology reduce road vibration and a wide range 11 speed Ultegra drivetrain makes it easy to get up and over hill after hill after hill. And Trek’s unique carbon construction has been optimized to deliver the most power from your pedals to the rear wheel.
Just hopping on a bike will tell you a little bit, but not enough to make the best decision about which bike to buy. Why? Because if the suspension on a mountain bike is set up for someone who weighs 210 lbs and you weigh 170, that bike is going to buck... learn More
like a bronco, even if it would normally be a great bike for you. We ensure that your bike testing experience is top notch by setting up the bike so it’s right for you - the right pressure in the front and rear shocks, the right tire pressure, and a freshly tuned drive train.
When we say the “right pressure” we don’t mean just for your weight; we also take into account the type of riding you’ll be doing that day. Do you want a little less pressure because you will be doing some technical riding so you want more traction, or are you trying to see how well the bike climbs on a smooth single track trail so you want a bit more pressure? It’s all about giving you a true test of performance. With that in mind, we encourage you to test the various bikes you’d like to try on the same piece of trail. That way you can really gauge how the bikes perform rather than just getting a feel for the trail.
*It’s our “Try Before You Buy” program, and it’s designed for people who are serious about buying a bike – road bike, time-trial bike, mountain bike, or cruiser. learn More
Since we’d rather not buy a bike without taking it (or one pretty close to it) for a spin, we offer you the same opportunity. If you are buying a bike, you can test several bikes a day for up to three days at no charge to find the one that’s right for you. If for some reason you still can’t decide, a daily rate of $90.00/ day will be applied to your credit card, but save your receipt. If you buy a bike from us at retail price anytime this season, the cost of the demo will be applied towards the purchase of your bike. That’s right, up to 3 days of demoing will be on us, so you can find the right bike.