- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 31 August 2011
Everyone loves to try before they buy and in cycling, Demo Days give you the chance to try different bikes and enjoy yourself with other riders and experts. Melrose in SA has arguably Australia’s best singletracks and OTE will set you up on a MTB on the September 17 and 18 Demo Day(s).
The event caters for serious MTB brands and offers riders on the day the rare opportunity to ride a number of different brands with expert help to set up the suspension and position to suit you. On trial will be Ibis, Knolly, Spot, Turner, Liteville and Craftworks. The latter deserve an introduction:
Liteville are a German brand from Allg?u in south on the foothills of the Alps. A young team of passionate Mountain Bikers created the brand that scored top points with the insiders and started to be ranked among the favourites in MTB tests against bigger more established brands. This year Liteville made it’s way to Australia (c/o EightyOneSpices) and has been seen at MTB events around Australia and is becoming available through more local bike shops.
Craftworks on the otherhand are an Australian boutique brand out of South Australia who pride themself on refinement and improvement to provide a well thought through and reliable ‘tool’ for a Mountain Biker rather than an ‘experiment’ on wheels.
It is recommended to register for the Melrose Demo Day. Send an email to [email protected] to get the booking form, it will be on a first come first serve so get in quick. A shortened track will give everyone a good chance to test. Don’t forget to bring your ID on the day.
More info: otesports.com.au