Product demos are a great way to try out a new product. You get to try whatever it is first hand and get a real feel for how it works with your riding style. But they’re also usually on a set schedule, on a specific trail, and usually not on your own bike. We say usually, because SR Suntour’s new DTYD program seems to change all that. DTYD, or Demo To Your Door, allows you to test one of 5 different forks on your home trails and on your bike. Best of all, it’s completely free…
Qualifying forks for the DTYD Program:
- AURON RC2 PCS 15Qlc2 27.5-29”
- AURON RC2 PCS 15Qlc2 650B+
- DUROLUX R2C2 PCS 20Qlc2 27.5
- DUROLUX R2C2 PCS 15Qlc2 27.5
- RUX R2C2 PCS T 27.5
The program works like this: after calling SR Suntour, they’ll walk you through the process and get you set up with the best fork for your riding and even tune it for you and your riding preferences. You put down a deposit on the fork, and SR Suntour ships it straight to your door along with everything needed including a shock pump and headset spacers (steerer is pre-cut with starnut installed). From that point, you have three weeks to ride it on your favorite trails. After three weeks is up, you can either return it to SR Suntour (they cover the shipping) and the deposit is fully refunded, or you can choose to purchase the fork after the demo period with the deposit applied to a new fork. The only catch seems to be that it’s only available to North American customers and supplies are limited. But if you’re looking to upgrade the fork on your bike, it seems like a pretty good way to get some time on a product that may just surprise you.