Test riding a bike is the best way to determine if it’s right for you that’s why we keep demo fleets available year-round, so you can find out firsthand how our bikes ride and quiz our expertly trained staff with any questions you have about sizing, build options, or whatever else is on your mind.
If you’re considering a new bicycle, a new style of riding, or even a new saddle, the best way to find the perfect equipment is to put it to the test at your favorite route. At Specialized Costa Mesa, we highly recommend taking advantage of our demo program so that you can try before you buy.
WHAT TO BRING
At Specialized Costa Mesa, all demo bikes come stocked with flat or Shimano pedals. If you prefer to use your own pedals, bring them by and we will be happy to install them for you.
Be sure to bring your own helmet. All demo riders MUST wear a helmet!
In order to demo a bicycle at Specialized Costa Mesa, please have your ID and Credit Card ready. You will sign a liability waiver and must be approved for a credit card pre-authorization upon check out. A deposit may be required. Riders under the age of 18 must have a parent present to sign a liability waiver.
To help protect the trails in the area, we will not be sending out bikes on rainy days. If the trails are closed and demos need to be changed, we will contact you by 10am on the day of your demo to help you reschedule to a better day. Thanks for your understanding and assisting us in protecting our local trails.
Check the weather here before booking your demo.
Reservations for demo bikes can be made by phone, in-person or online. Use the form below to reach out to our staff about booking a demo bike. You are welcome (and encouraged) to demo the bike wherever you choose to give you the best experience in real-world conditions. Please review our FAQ's and terms & cancellation policy prior to booking your reservation.
DEMO PRICING: $100 for a 24 hour rental
Our demos will be Levo Expert Carbon and Tarmac SL7 Pro!
See Below for Booking Terms & Cancellation Policy
Request to demo a bike at Specialized Costa Mesa Below
THE DATES I WOULD LIKE TO RIDE ARE GREYED OUT ON THE CALENDAR - CAN I STILL BOOK A DEMO?
If the date on the calendar is greyed out, then we are fully booked for that day. Weekends fill up 3-4 days in advance.
CAN I LEAVE MY CAR PARKED AT THE EXPERIENCE CENTER?
Yes you may! We are a 5 minute ride from the Pacific Coast Highway so you can roll straight out from Specialized Costa Mesa.
HOW DO I TRANSPORT THE BIKE?
With suitable tray-style racks or a pickup truck you may transport the bike elsewhere to ride. We double-check your setup to make sure it can bear the weight and won’t damage the bikes. We prefer that bikes aren’t transported inside of a vehicle, but if you must, we only allow one bike to be transported that way.
WHY DIDN'T I RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL?
We find our confirmation email often goes to the spam folder. If you still cannot see a confirmation email for your booking please feel free to call us at (949) 220-0208
CAN I DEMO A BIKE FOR WEEKLY GROUP RIDES?
Absolutely. To do so create a booking as normal and then call to confirm the logistics of the group ride to get you set up.
WHAT DOES THE DAMAGE COVERAGE TAKE CARE OF?
The optional $10 insurance covers any damage on the bike up to $200 plus it waves all labor fees associated with the repair. In the event that the cost to fix the bike is more than $200, then the damage coverage knocks $200 off the total price of repair.
CAN SPECIALIZED COSTA MESA TRACK DOWN BIKES FOR PURCHASE?
Yes we can! If you’re unsure where to start or don’t already have a shop you’re working with we are happy to track down inventory and help you find any bike.
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH EACH DEMO?
We have a limited supply of shoes, pedals, and helmets that we can provide with your demo. For pedals and shoes we have both flat and SPD styles. While we do have helmets here to provide, we encourage you to bring your own if possible due to limited supply.
DEMO TERMS & CANCELLATION POLICY
We require a credit card to be placed on file in order to book your reservation, and you will be charged in full at the time of your demo. We require at least 48 hours notice for all cancellations - any cancellations within 48 hours of your reservation will result in a fee of 20% of your total demo cost, automatically charged to your card on file.
LATE DEMO RETURNS
Any demo bikes returned after the completion of your demo time will result in a late-fee of $25 per bike, automatically charged to your card on file.
We offer a $10 damage policy covering up to $250 in bike damage. Anything beyond that, or any amount of damage if you decline coverage, is the responsibility of the rider and must be paid in full upon return of the demo bike.