You can take it out in the trails and see how it rides in real conditions. I might just ask that you clean a lil bit of the mud off, but that's it. If you wanna call us at the shop, the number is 973 728 8878.
Y'know if your riding Ringwood I would strongly recommend you head to Campmor and talk to some of the guys there. Jeff is fantastic and all the guys there are super nice and more importantly knowledgable. I dont know what their policy is for test riding on trails but they can steer you in a good direction. Shops like Marty's Reliable has a good selection of Specialized if thats your brand. Cycle Shaft I refuse to step foot in any more regardless of what they may have.
My only advice, get hooked up with a really good "micro brew" bike shop that has the bike(s) you want and are knowledgeable. Keep it local and build a relationship with them.