andylo wrote:I am in Brisbane and although nowadays it seems every 2nd corner has a bike shop, I am just very much in doubt they will let me "test ride" their bike. I have a feeling if I have asked they will give me a very funny look like "do you know what you are asking?" :p
By the way the more I look at it the more I have decided to move 1 level up to the Ultegra Di2 drivetrain
Chain Gang in Jindalee and Bike Obsession in the city centre have hire bikes you can take out for a day/weekend/week. Not cheap hacks either - Fondriest at Chain Gang and Bianchi's at Bike Obsession.
Otherwise most will have floor bikes they'll allow you to take out for a test ride, all you need do is ask (and probably leave your credit card...)