At The Hub, we know that the best way to put a mountain bike through its paces is to ride it in its natural habitat. That's why The Hub offers a Mountain Bike Demo Program.
Whether you're an experienced MTB shredder looking to explore a new geometry or tire platform, and dial in the latest tech, OR you're a greenhorn rider who is ready to take the plunge into trail riding...
you can ride one of our Demo Fleet bikes to any trail of your choosing for just $75 a Day!*
Our Demo Bikes can travel with you as far as Utah, or stay right here in the Minnesota...it's all up to you! Visit MORC (Minnesota Off-Road Cyclist resource) for a list of the most awesome trails near the Twin Cites.
Our current Demo Fleet:
Liv Pique 3
Giant Anthem SX 2
Jamis Eden Plus
Jamis Komodo Plus
Marin Hawk Hill
Jamis Roughneck Fat Bike
Felt DD 10 Fat Bike
The Hub's Demo Program is comprised of bikes from Giant, Jamis, Liv, Marin, Orbea, and Felt, and is currently only facilitated through our 3016 Minnehaha Avenue location.
Customer may only keep the Demo Bike for one day. The Demo Bike must be returned by 7pm the next day on weekdays or by 5pm the next day on weekends. If the Customer does not return the Demo Bike by the next day, they will be charged a non-refundable fee of $75 per day for up to four days, after which they will be charged for the full purchase price of the bike. If they are charged for the bike, they will not be charged any additional service fees.
The Demo Agreement Signer will be liable for any major repairs* needed. The Customer assumes all liability for the Demo Bike while it is in their possession. If the Demo Bike is returned in a condition in which repairs exceed the value of the bike, the Customer will be charged the full retail price of the bike. When the Customer returns the bike, The Hub Service Department mechanics will do an “in-the-door” check to make sure the bike is in satisfactory condition. "Satisfactory Condition” is defined as the bike needing only minor adjustment such as would be fixed in a Complete Tune performed at The Hub Bike Co-op. Wear and tear is fine; broken components are not.
Issues that the Customer may be charged for include, but are not limited to: frame cracks, deep scratches or fractures, scratches/gouges on fork stanchions or shock piston, tires that don’t hold air or with cuts, rims with flat spots/dents or untrueable misalignment, bent brake rotors, derailleurs damaged by impact. If a component needs to be replaced, the customer will be charged for the part and the labor to replace it.
Mountain and Fat Bike Demos from The Hub Bike Co-op are not to be used for races or other competitive events. Demos are intended for recreational purposes only.
*MTB demo rate is $75 for one day. This fee can be applied to the cost of a new bike if the bike is Mountain Bike or Fat Bike with a retail price exceeding $1300, and if it is purchased from The Hub Bike Co-op within two weeks after the Demo Bike is returned.