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” wheels and the newer 29” 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 snow 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, Cannondale, Trek and Surley. Just to mention a few.
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.
Call the Experts at Jans for more information - 800.745.1020. All test bikes are available for reservation at $90 a day.
If you are only looking to rent a bike, book your online bike rental here.
You aren’t going to find too many demo mountain bikes at the high caliber level of the Specialized Epic Expert. The FSR FACT IS 9m carbon front triangle, M5 manipulated aluminum rear end, and 142 x 12 mm axle provide a stiff frame for pedaling and descending stability. Optimized 29er geometry makes the Epic Expert quick up the hill as well in tight switchbacks.
Unique to Specialized, the Fox Mini Brain Rear shock uses an inertia valve to boost pedaling efficiency when you’re climbing. The Brain differentiates between the varied terrain you ride, and knows when to stiffen up to eliminate pedal bob, or give some sag for a fully active suspension on rough terrain. Pair that with the Rockshox and Specialized Brain Reba front fork, and you have an outstanding climbing bike that handles the descents as well as anything else.
A blend of Sram and Shimano components and Specialized tires keep you rubber side down and pedaling and braking like a pro. So if you’re looking for a high-performance XC race machine stop by our White Pine Touring location or book online to get your hands on the 2013 Specialized Epic Expert demo bike.
The Scalpel Carbon 29er 2 is the competitive edge that many top XC racers turn to. Combining the lightweight BallisTec Hi-mod carbon frame, a 142 x 12 mm rear end, and the venerable Lefty XLR 100 fork, the Scalpel 2 has been designed to be a competitive advantage over other cross country race bikes.
Near unstoppable momentum is achieved thanks to the precision 29er geometry that makes the Scalpel 2 handle like it has 26” wheels. The ECS-TC linkage system utilizes huge 15mm thru axles to provide unparalleled center stiffness. This feature means more power from your legs to the rear wheel.
With Sram carbon cranks and a Shimano 2 x 10 drivetrain, the Scalpel Carbon 2 offers incredibly quick and efficient shifting. If you’re in the market for a new XC racing machine, be sure to swing by our White Pine Touring location and see how the Scalpel Carbon 2 will take you to the top of the podium. Or at least have your buddies breathing heavier by the end of the ride.
Combining the agility and climbing capabilities of a cross country bike with the boldness of a trail bike, Cannondale has created a multi-discipline trail shredding machine that can take anything you throw at it. Jump on the Trigger 29er 1 and you will instantly feel the custom Fox DYAD rear shock sit into it’s descent worthy 130 mm of plush travel. As for the up? A simple flick of a switch provides a more energy efficient 70 mm of travel for the steeps. With big 29er wheels, and its optimized geometry, the Trigger rolls over anything in its path while still retaining the agility of a conventional 26” bike.
A Sram drivetrain, powerful Shimano XT Trail brakes, X-Fusion dropper post, and the all new Supermax PBR lefty with 130 mm of travel makes the Trigger 29er 1 one of the most capable trail bikes on the market. After dropping by our White Pine Touring location and trying one out, you may just want to take one home with you. Book now online or stop by White Pine Touring to get your hands on one.
It all began with the great Gary Fischer Superfly. And nothing was left on the table when designing the Trek Superfly 100 Elite SL mountain bike. The sleek 100 mm of travel, full carbon frame, and Active Braking Pivot (ABP) suspension design - which places the rear swing-arm pivot concentric with the 142 x 12 mm rear axle - give you a competitive edge whether you’re in World Cup XC races, or grinding up your favorite trails with your friends after work.
Full Fox suspension gives you complete control over how your bike feels while climbing or descending. And the full XT components spec gives confidence and efficiency while pedaling over varied terrain or braking on a fast descent. So book online or stop by Jans to get the full experience of Park City’s trails with a Trek Superfly.
The Santa Cruz Tallboy C is an animal on the trail. The award-winning Tallboy excels at everything from endurance racing to short track XC. The proven VPP suspension isolates pedaling forces, brake forces, and bumpy trails to provide the most efficient pedaling platform possible while keeping your suspension fully active.
Details like the 142 x 12 mm rear axle, Shimano drivetrain, and stiff carbon upper swing link make the Tallboy a serious contender in the cross-country market. The high quality front and rear triangle make it easily one of the lightest XC frames ever made. So what are you waiting for? Stop by Jans or book online and demo one of the best cross-country bikes on the market.
Two words: Race winner. Aaron Gwin piloted the Trek Session to multiple World Cup wins and two World Cup overall titles before he changed sponsors. And while the Trek Session 8 doesn’t have the same components build that Aaron Gwin rode, it still has the quality and prowess you expect out of a downhill or park bike.
The light weight aluminum frame, Sram and Bontrager components and 8” of Fox and Rockshox suspension all come together to give the Trek Session a solid feel on the trail or in the air. So if you’re itching to get on some lift access trails at Deer Valley or Canyons resorts, book online or come into our Jans at Park Avenue location to have some fun on a bike proven by the pros.
We’ve all seen the Santa Cruz Syndicate pilot the V10 downhill bike to multiple wins all over the world. And we have always been a little envious. But at Jans we have the real thing, ready to ride and waiting for you. The full 10” of travel eat up any rocks, logs, or roots, and let you get low into turns for stability and more exit speed.
The carbon frame rides on the patented Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) suspension platform. VPP provides a stable pedaling platform while allowing your suspension to remain fully active. This means that when you sprint toward the finish line your rear wheel stays glued to the ground regardless of rough terrain.
An air-sprung Boxxer World Cup fork, Fox rear suspension and top of the line Sram and Avid components make the V10 a hard bike to compete with. If you’re buzzing to get out on Deer Valley’s DH trails or rip up Canyons bike park, stop by Jans or book online and take out one of the most venerable DH bikes ever made.
Fast and stable, the Scott Gambler 20 is the next evolution in the Scott downhill bike program. Proven on the World Cup race circuit by Brendan Fairclough and the rest of the Scott 11 team, the Gambler 20 is the ideal bike for ripping fast descents and hitting huge bike park style jumps.
With a revamped frame design, Shimano drivetrain, Syncros components, and Fox suspension, the Gambler 20 will have you blasting rooty and rocky trails with confidence. Book online or stop by Jans to pick up a Gambler 20 and get it rocking on Park City’s awesome DH trails.
With the emergence of 650b / 27.5” wheels, the mountain bike market has begun to rapidly evolve. Scott has jumped on the train and refined their Genius line to take advantage of this new wheel size.
The HMF carbon frame has Twin-Loc adjustable suspension. Translation? If you’re grinding up the hill, push the custom lever for a firmer spring rate and more efficient pedaling, or, if you’re getting wild on the descents, let the cable out for the full and plush 150 mm of travel.
Adjustable geometry, lightweight, and quick while pedaling thanks to the Shimano drivetrain, the Scott Genius 710 is ready and willing to take you to the top of the mountain and let you bomb back down. Book online today, but be warned, you may just end up walking out the door with a Genius of your own.
As the trail bike market continues to grow and evolve, the sheer number of options for a bike have begun to feel overwhelming. Components, adjustable travel, wheel size, and prices all vary widely. The Scott Genius 910 takes the best features available, such as 29er wheels and adjustable suspension, and assembles them into one of the best trail 29er mountain bikes on the market.
The HMF carbon frame is both stiff and light and the custom Scott Nude rear shock has on-the-fly adjustable pressure. So if you’re looking to rip up and down trails with the nimbleness of a XC bike but the solid descending capabilities of a longer travel bikes then don’t look past the Genius 910.
Dialed in for Park City’s immense trail network, stop by Jans or book online to get your own taste of the Scott Genius 910.
Women’s specific bikes greatly increase ride quality and comfort for women riders. The Lush SL is Trek’s offering to the women’s market and they have not disappointed. The low stand-over height, lightweight carbon frame and blend of high performance components and custom suspension make the Lush not only comfortable and fun to ride, but competitive enough to be hailed as a race winning machine.
Unique to Trek, the Dual Rate Control Valve (DRCV) controlled Fox suspension utilizes a special air management system to keep your tires on the ground with full traction. No loss of traction while riding rough terrain means you get to make the most out of the DRCV front and rear Fox suspension.
Stop by our Jans on Park Avenue location or book online and reserve one of the best women’s specific full-suspension mountain bikes on the market today.
One of the few high-performance women’s specific 29er full suspension mountain bikes on the market, the Scott Contessa Spark 900 RC was designed with both marathon cross country and after work group rides in mind. With onthe-fly adjustable front and rear suspension via Scott’s patented Twinloc lever system and Nude rear shock, you can go from completely locked out for hard climbs to a fully open suspension for the descents.
The optimized fit for women will give the Contessa Spark’s riders more control and a comfortable feel whether climbing or descending. If you feel the burn to get out and ride a women’s specific competitive XC bike, get to Jans or book online and ride the Scott Contessa Spark 900 RC today.
Fat bikes have made waves in the bike industry lately and the Surly Moonlander is our choice when we want to ride on big tires. The full chromoly frame, Shimano drivetrain, disc brakes, and Surly brand 3” tires are as at home on sand as they are on snow. So don’t be too afraid to take it out in a variety of conditions.
There is a learning curve to riding a fat bike but we are sure that after just a few minutes you will be having a blast. Available at our White Pine Touring location, book online or check them out in the store today.
Lightweight, fast, and stiff. Those three terms define the Trek Madone 5.9 OCLV Carbon H2 Di2 road bike. Add in the aero design of the frame, Bontrager Race Lite wheels, and H2 fit - which provides a more upright riding position - and you have a fast, competitive bike that won’t hurt your neck after 20+ miles.
The Madone 5.9 also comes with Shimano’s Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting. The precise and fast shifting happens at the touch of a button and will remain charged for over 400 miles. Ridden by the fastest racers in the world in all sorts of conditions, electronic Di2 will have your riding buddies very jealous of your demo ride.
So if you’re looking to explore outside Park City and need the road bike to do it, but won’t be satisfied with the typical rental bike, book online or come into Jans for a Trek Madone 5.9.
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.