THE STATE OF THE BICYCLE INDUSTRY
WHY YOU SHOULD PRE-ORDER A BIKE NOW
Much like the rest of the news you hear, the bike industry is having trouble with supply. Covid created the situation where everyone wanted to buy a bike and it emptied most bike shops around the world. The supply lines were then hampered by demand, shipping delays, and manufacturing shutting down due to more Covid outbreaks.
Kozy’s has been planning ahead and have been ordering thousands of bikes since mid 2020. We are receiving bikes steadily but they tend to go out the door quickly as they are often pre-sold. In the winter of 2020, our supply of bikes increased due to the lull of winter, but when March 2021 came, our stores were emptied out again. The situation is identical this winter and all of 2022. Kozy’s will have lots of “everyday use” bikes stacking up this winter. Plan ahead if you and your family would like to be biking in the spring!
Here are some bikes that will be in short supply for all of 2022:
All Road Bikes ($600 and up)
Mountain Bikes ($1000 and up)
All of our manufacturers (Cannondale, Specialized, Jamis, Giant) have the same issues.
These are bikes you will want to shop for now. We know what is coming and the idea is to get your name on it now. A fully refundable $50 deposit is all that is required. If you wait for spring, your choices will be diminished. We also expect price increases. Your $50 deposit locks in your pricing.
Our expectation for the bike industry is supply will not return to normal until late 2023. All of the bikes that can be built and shipped to America in 2022 are set in stone. There will be no more. Kozy’s has thousands of these 2022 bikes coming and we have started the process for 2023 already.
When you pre-order a bike, you'll hold your spot in line for the bike when it arrives. You can pre-order the bike online, in store or over the phone. If the bike will not be available within 2 weeks, we will take a $50.00 deposit. The balance due will be charged when you pick up the bike.
If for any reason you decide to cancel the order, the deposit is refundable.
YOUR DEPOSIT LOCKS IN THE PRICE
When you put a deposit down to pre-order a bike, this locks in the current pricing. Most manufacturers have raised prices and contine to do so based on the current market situations. Your deposit guarantees the price you pay is at the time of your deposit. If we have a price increase after your deposit is placed, you're locked into the lower price.
WHEN WILL MY BIKE BE AVAILABLE?
You can call or email us and we will do our best to give you an ETA when you place the pre-order. However due to the increased demand, manufacturing delays, shipping logistics, the availability dates may change at anytime. We ask that you keep in contact with our staff for any updates on availability. Many times there will be delays but we are not notified of these changes. If you keep in contact with our staff, they can give you the most recent ETA.