1. As long as they'll let you. Certainly more than once around the parking lot. A mile or two minimum, with a long enough straight to get up to a decent cruising speed.Joan said:(1 )How long do or should you go on a test ride when trying out bikes?
(2) Should a good bike shop be tolerant of more than one visit or trial?
Would the seatpost be the same size as all the bikes you want to ride? Another reason for standard sizes!Camilo said:I know it's common to bring shoes and pedals to test ride. Is it also common to bring saddle (say, attached to seat post)? Would that be really weird?