The BH/Pivot Demo truck is hitting the road with its expanded fleet of road and mountain bikes throughout the United States. The 35-foot trailer will carry all the 2009 road bikes from Spain’s BH Bikes and all the 2009 mountain bikes from Pivot.
“The Mach 5 and Mach 429 were the most popular bikes on the truck in 2008,” Adam Vincent, BH/Pivot sales and marketing specialist, told BikeRadar. “But the new Firebird is getting a lot of attention already for 2009. The G4 and Connect were the standouts for BH. The new BH GC Aero is going to be the hit for 2009.”
The Demo Tour began January 4 in Plano, Texas, and will continue on to festivals, races, dealer demos and tech clinics across the nation.
“The demo tour is a huge for both brands and our dealers,” Vincent added. “Consumers want to ride before they buy and this gets thousands of people on our bikes.”
The 2009 demo program will again be led by BH/Pivot Technical Representative Jason Mead, who drove the demo trailer some 38,000 miles last year, set up thousands of people on test bikes and gave hundreds of tech clinics, according to Vincent.
The 2009 BH/Pivot Demo schedule
January: 11 (Demo: Cycle Progression, Austin, TX; 17 (Demo: Chainwheel, Little Rock, AR).
February: 14 – 22 (Tour of California).
March: 1- 8 (Southern California); 13 – 15 (Moab Skinny Tire Fest, Moab, UT).
April: 16 – 19 (Sea Otter Classic, Monterey, CA).
May: 2 (Demo: Wheatridge Cyclery, Wheatridge, CO); 3 (Demo: Golden Bike Shop Golden, CO); 9 (Demo: Old Town Bikes, Colorado Springs, CO); 16 (Demo: Sports Garage, Boulder, CO); 23 (Demo: Santa Fe Mtn Sports, Santa Fe, NM); 30 (Demo: Fat Tire Cycles, Albuquerque, NM); 14 – 21 (Ride the Rockies, Rocky Mountains, CO).