What's going on??!! Where are all of the bikes?
If you are shopping for a new bike you have most likely experienced difficulty finding a great selection. Bicycle buyers around the world are experiencing the same level of frustration. The current pandemic has had a great effect on our industries supply chain and they are struggling to keep up with increased demand. Not all categories have been effected the same way, for instance if you are in the market for Electric bikes or premium Road bikes we are looking pretty good. On the other hand certain models of Specialized bikes have been sold out for quite some time. Sold out hard to find models include; comfort bikes, most mountain bikes, certain kids bikes, and beach cruisers.
*Update 8/25 - We have tons of Specialized Rolls now in stock! - certain price points are still sold out but if you're looking for a great comfort bike the Roll is one of if not the best all around neighborhood bike on the planet! (not all Rolls have been added to our online inventory, please give us a call or swing on by for most up to date availability)
** As of 8/30 we have been able to fill roughly 40% of our pre-orders for the first few weeks of our pre-order initiative. Bikes are coming in faster then anticipated:) As they weather breaks bikes will continue to go fast, for best results get your orders in asap.
*** 8/31 Load of Rockhoppers due in this week! Lots of smalls and extra small on this shipment.
When are more bikes coming in?
Currently Global Bikes has literally 1000's of bikes on order with our vendors. When our vendors, such as Specialized, receive a new load of bikes they allocate the bikes to dealers with the oldest pending backorders, and we have a ton of those :) Additionally when vendors such as Specialized allocate their bikes special consideration is given to their top tier dealers, which Global Bikes happens to be! Global Bikes is not only a tier #1 retailer we are also one of the top Specialized dealers in the country. With that said Global Bikes is in a very good position to continue to receive models as they become available. Bikes arrive daily, however most don't hit open inventory as they have been already sold via a pre-order.
How do I get my name on one of those bikes?
It's simple! You need to place a pre-order. A pre-order will get you in line and with our awesome riding weather just around the corner the timing is perfect! If you are not sure which bike is right for you our team is ready to assist! Our locations are open normal business hours so swing on by and we'll go over all of the options with you.
How do I place a pre-order?
1) Select Bike - (Pro tip...Provide an alternate color)
2) Place a 50% Deposit - Pre-orders may be done in-store or by phone Locations and hours
3) Sit back knowing that you have a solid spot in line!
How long will it take to get my bike?
Well that's a hard one! I don't know. We have, for the most part, every possible hot SKU on order already so if you place an order soon you'll basically be placing claim to a bike we ordered back in May. A pre-order 100% secures your spot in line, first come first serve. However if you are looking for a firm timeline wrap your head around 90-days and you should be be in good shape.
What is the fine print to a pre-order?
1) All pre-orders require a 50% deposit (if you would like to pay 100% that is fine too)
2) All Deposits are 100% refundable at anytime granted you want to give up your place in line.
3) Once your bike is received and you have a chance to test it out you have 7-days to return it for a full refund.
4) Pre-order deposits may not be financed.
How do I find out more information about the bike I have on pre-order?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. While we don't have a crystal ball and may not be able to tell you exactly when your bike will arrive we will be able to tell you your place in line for your particular SKU. Please note that emailing us at email@example.com will be your best bet, Store Managers and Sales Associates do not have access to queue info based on SKU.