Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Postby yyeric » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:51 pm

http://new.corc.asn.au/news/?IntCatId=30#2625

BIKE DEMO (AT) STROMLO FOREST PARK
WHEN: SAT-SUN, 12 FEB – 13 FEB
WHERE: MAIN CAR PARK, MT STROMLO
TIME: SAT 8AM-4PM, SUN 8AM-4PM

BOTH ROAD AND MOUNTAIN BIKES WILL BE AVAILABLE, IN POPULAR MEN’S AND WOMEN’S MODELS

Demo requirements: Drivers license, credit card, helmet required.
Please bring your own pedals & shoes if possible.
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Re: Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Postby HAKS » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:13 pm

anyone going? Wouldn't mind giving some of their roadies a run on the crit track :)
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Re: Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Postby yyeric » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:17 pm

i am going to do paddy pallin on Saturday so will probably head to the demo day on Sunday (hope good weather too)
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Re: Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Postby ironhanglider » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:31 am

It is going to be busy on Sunday morning.

The ACTVCC will be conducting a time trial from 0800 which will use the crit track.

http://www.actvets.cc/html/main.html

Perhaps more mature testers can take them for a quick 26km demo...

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Re: Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Postby Ross » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:52 pm

Anyone else go to this Specialized demo day? I did and rode a couple of road bikes, a Roubaix and a Tarmac. Very impressed with both bikes. The Roubaix is so smooth, absorbs all the bumps like a sponge but still stiff and light when you want to climb or sprint.

The Tarmac is more race orientated, not quite as smooth as the Roubaix but not harsh. Feels more nimble and lighter than the Roubaix. Feels very at home on the crit track.

It was my first ride of a DA 7900 eqipped bike (both bikes had DA 7900) and to be honest I was a bit meh about it. Don't get me wrong, it is a great groupset, changes were fast and smooth but I couldn't really pick any difference between it and the DA 7800 on my bike, except for the fatter hoods. I would of liked to try a Di2 version but they didn't have any.
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Re: Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Postby HAKS » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:26 pm

Looked at some of the bikes at Lonsdales this arvo and wished I could have got out there. My main thought was giving Di2 a test if they had it but by the sounds of it nothing was running it. Prob best I didn't go as it would have only made me want a new bike :P
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Re: Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Postby Steve D » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:46 pm

Ross wrote:Anyone else go to this Specialized demo day? I did and rode a couple of road bikes, a Roubaix and a Tarmac. Very impressed with both bikes. The Roubaix is so smooth, absorbs all the bumps like a sponge but still stiff and light when you want to climb or sprint.

The Tarmac is more race orientated, not quite as smooth as the Roubaix but not harsh. Feels more nimble and lighter than the Roubaix. Feels very at home on the crit track.

It was my first ride of a DA 7900 eqipped bike (both bikes had DA 7900) and to be honest I was a bit meh about it. Don't get me wrong, it is a great groupset, changes were fast and smooth but I couldn't really pick any difference between it and the DA 7800 on my bike, except for the fatter hoods. I would of liked to try a Di2 version but they didn't have any.


I went over but didn't get a ride as I only had my credit card with me.
Agree re DA7900 - I have bikes with both 7800 and 7900 and can't tell any significant difference.
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Re: Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Postby HAKS » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:34 am

Bit late but this is on again...........today for anyone interested. Went through SFP this morning on my ride and ppl were lining up to try the range. They had 2 model Venge's from what I could see and a Roubaix. No Tarmacs AFAIK
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Re: Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Postby nescius » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:56 pm

They had the Tarmac and the Venge, I think I saw the Roubaix as well. I tried the Tarmac, and as luck would have it, the 58cm was the only S-Works model they had there so I took it for a spin. I would have taken a Venge out as well but it took 45 minutes to get me on the Tarmac and I didn't feel like standing around in the cold again so I left. I was a bit disappointed that they didn't have an Ultegra Di2 demo bike either.

I thought the bike was nice, it felt much lighter than my Trek and it seemed to get up to speed very quickly. I wasn't as amazed as I thought I would be, but I was still feeling pretty flat from racing on Saturday so it was probably more me than the bike. I'm going to line up a proper test ride on both the Tarmac and the Venge with Ultegra Di2 from Lonsdale Street Cyclery and see what I think after that.

The mountain bikes were very popular, there didn't seem to be many people testing the roadies at all.
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Re: Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Postby HAKS » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:38 pm

I was tempted to head back out later in the day with licence/CC but when I saw they only had mechanical groupsets I couldn't be bothered. Only real thing I was interested in trying was Di2
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Re: Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Postby trailgumby » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:31 pm

nescius wrote:The mountain bikes were very popular, there didn't seem to be many people testing the roadies at all.

Probably something to do with the venue... :idea:
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Re: Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Postby Ross » Tue May 01, 2012 8:44 am

They had the Specialized demo day out at Stromlo last year and there seemed to be plenty of people test riding road bikes.

I forgot about this year's demo day which is probably just as well because last year it planted the seed and I ended up buying 2 Tarmacs! I would of liked to test ride a Venge though...
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Re: Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Postby SpinninWheels » Thu May 03, 2012 6:40 pm

Ross wrote:They had the Specialized demo day out at Stromlo last year and there seemed to be plenty of people test riding road bikes.

I forgot about this year's demo day which is probably just as well because last year it planted the seed and I ended up buying 2 Tarmacs! I would of liked to test ride a Venge though...


There is another demo day being held at Murarrie on the 12th and 13th May. They will have Venge, Roubaix, Tarmac, Amira and Ruby in the roadies.
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Re: Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Postby nickdos » Sun May 06, 2012 5:17 pm

Slightly OT: Avanti & Scott are having a demo day next Sat (May 12, 08:00-15:00) at Stromlo (both road and mountain bikes). Full details at http://www.thedemotour.co.nz/Australia/
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Re: Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Postby HAKS » Thu May 10, 2012 4:59 pm

Bugger, will be OS. Would have liked to try the Scotts.

Edit: Hmmmm the website says Road bikes will be July 1st for Canberra, MTB May 12th :?:
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Re: Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Postby jcjordan » Fri May 11, 2012 8:58 pm

[quote="nickdos"]Slightly OT: Avanti & Scott are having a demo day next Sat (May 12, 08:00-15:00) at Stromlo (both road and mountain bikes). Full details at http://www.thedemotour.co.nz/Australia/ [/quo

I hope they dont want to use the crit track, we have it booked out for racing all afternoon
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Re: Specialized Demo Day at Stromlo 12/13 Feb

Postby HAKS » Sat May 12, 2012 8:07 am

jcjordan wrote:
I hope they dont want to use the crit track, we have it booked out for racing all afternoon


Going by the website, the road side is separate and not till July (AT) Black Mtn Peninsula
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