The demo day had loads of bikes from several different manufacturers and although it looks empty that was due to everyone out riding. You register and leave driving licence and credit card in exchange for id card which is your voucher for a bike trial.
I wanted to look at hardtail 29er options and I had tried Chris Noble’s race bikes but these are set up for maximum speed rather than Stanmer trails so I wanted to check head angles. I spoke to Dan White of Cube who grabbed a book and looked up numbers that basically said hardtail = race but he vouched for the quality of the Cube bikes and chatted amiably for a few minutes of bikes and racing. Continue reading