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.
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.