The 2012 bikes are coming in fast, so it’s only right that we have 2012 demo bikes. We have four models to choose from this year, so whether you’re looking for a new speed machine, an all-day endurance ride, or a fast off-road whip, we’ve got you covered. Check out the demo models and info after the jump and stop by when you’re ready to test the best.
The Bike: 2012 Jamis Xenith Pro Ui2
Why the future will never be the same: the Xenith Pro is a full carbon competition frame with Shimano Ultegra Di2 (Ui2) electronic shifting. That’s right. Careful not get it up to 88mph, or you just might meet your parents when they were in high school.
Sizes available: 54cm/MD
The Bike: 2012 Specialized Roubaix Elite Rival
Why you’ll never want to stop riding it: the Roubaix is a full carbon fiber endurance bike that’s fast enough to win its namesake race for three straight years yet smooth enough to make you want to ride it all day.
Sizes available: 52cm/SM | 54cm/MD | 56cm/LG | 58cm/XL
The Bike: 2012 Specialized Tarmac Elite Rival
Why it looks so good in yellow: the Tarmac is a full carbon fiber competition bike with a Tour de France winning pedigree, super-precise handling, and a comfortable ride rarely found in this class of bikes.
Sizes Available: 54cm/MD | 56cm/LG
The Bike: 2012 Specialized Crux Expert Force
Why you’ll need a 4th bike: the Crux is a no-holds-barred cyclocross competition bike. Its agile handling, lightweight E5 alloy frame, carbon fork with a tapered steerer tube, and top notch SRAM Force kit makes for the Crux a serious CX racer that’s seriously fun to ride. On the Crux, you can take on mud, grass, sand, roots, barriers, the run-up, and pavement with aplomb. You’ve already got commuter, road, and mountain bikes, but after you ride the Crux, you know you’ll need a cyclocross bike too.
Sizes available: 52cm/SM | 54cm/MD | 56cm/LG
The Bike: 2012 Specialized Epic Comp 29
Why you won’t be able to get a smile off your face: the Epic has created a new class of mountain bike. the full suspension XC competition-level 29er. It combines all the benefits of 29in wheels, full suspension, and Specialized’s legendary MTB geometry and handling. Long story short, this bike is insanely fun and fast.
Sizes available: MD | LG