I love alliteration, I also love trying before I buy and the folks at Giant have you fully covered with the later and have just announced all their Demo dates so you can try out the new 2015 Giant range before you buy. We haven't ridden any of the 2015 bikes yet, but were pretty pumped with what we saw at the launch a while back and the demo days will have a pretty comprehensive range of bikes from the Giant and Liv ranges, including Carbon and alloy Liv Lusts, the new 140mm travel Liv intrigue as well as the redesigned Giant Reign and Giant stalwarts the Anthem and Trance. Things kick off this upcoming Sunday just a stone's throw from the Spoke office at the Wainui Trail Park. There's a full list of dates and bikes lower down.
North Island Giant Demo Dates: Sunday October 12th • Lower Hutt, Wainui Park • 10.00am – 5.00pm Tuesday November 18th • Palmerston North, K-loop, Arapuke Forest • 4.00pm – 8.30pm Thursday November 20th • Napier, Tait Road carpark • 5.00pm – 8.30pm Sunday November 23th • Auckland, Woodhill Demo Day, Woodhill MTB Park • 10.00am – 4.00pm Sunday November 30th • Taupo, Round Taupo weekend, Old Car Park State Highway • 10.00am – 4.00pm Sunday December 7th • Hamilton, Te Miro MTB Park • 10.00am – 4.00pm Sunday December 14th • Rotorua, Waipa Cark Park • 10.00am – 4.00pm Sunday February 22nd • Rotorua, Giant 2W Waipa Bike Fest, Waipa Cark Park • 10.00am – 4.00pm
South Island Giant Demo Dates: Thursday October 16th • Blenheim, Witherhills MTB park • 4.00pm – 8.00pm Monday October 20th • Alexandra, Shakey Bridge Café • 4.00pm – 8.30pm Wednesday October 22nd • Wanaka, Deans Bank • 4.00pm – 8.30pm Saturday October 25th • Queenstown, 7 Mile • 10.00am – 4.00pm Wednesday October 29th • Invercargill, Sandy Point • 4.00pm – 8.30pm Saturday November 1st • Dunedin, The Redwoods • 10.00pm – 4.00pm Tuesday November 4th • Timaru, Centenial Park • 2.00pm – 7.00pm Thursday November 6th • Ashburton, Ashburton Walkway • 5.00pm – 8.30pm Saturday November 8th • Christchurch, Skidder site, Victoria Park • 10.00am – 4.00pm Sunday November 9th • Christchurch, Skidder site, Victoria Park • 10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday November 15th • Nelson, Bottom of Codgers track • 10.00am - 4.00pm
It's worth pointing out that the Giant Demo tour is a well oiled machine and to secure the bike you want to ride you are best to book, luckily for you you can do that right now online here, regardless of if the demo tour isn't hitting your town until December! Remember you will need to bring your ID, a helmet and pedals.