I have ordered quite a bit direct from them. Usually about a week to ten days to get stuff from them.
Is direct order the new thing from specialized?Got some tires. The only issue was our local FedEx service sucks, which isn't Spec's fault. They shipped out pretty quick.
I doubt it. I don’t know for sure but I would Assume and hope that orders placed through dealers supersede that same inventory being available Online. However it might be worth looking at their website to see if there is another color or model (up or down) that might be in stock.I have an alloy Stumpy Evo on order. Ordered November, originally due February, now September.
Wonder if a direct order would beat it!?
I doubt it. I don’t know for sure but I would Assume and hope that orders placed through dealers supersede that same inventory being available Online. However it might be worth looking at their website to see if there is another color or model (up or down) that might be in stock.
Well there you go. The internet wins again. I personally don't see the need to buy from a LBS but understand why some do, especially new riders and those unsure about what they want or what size they need.........It doesn't seem like they do.
My buddy purchased a Stumpjumper for his wife about a month ago. Ordered it on Specialized website as it showed "in stock" on their website and had it delivered to a local dealer within a few days.
When he picked it up, the dealer was astonished that he got that bike as they had at least 3 of the same bike on back order with Specialized for several months that still were showing extended lead times.
It doesn't matter where I get a complete bike, as soon as it hits my hands it gets fully taken apart and put back together by me. However, my last few bikes I built them from a frame up anyway.While there certainly are some GREAT bike shops out there there are also some pretty bad ones. Whenever you get your new bike i highly recommend going over it with a torque wrench - Especially the brake calipers. I dont know why but the last 3 bikes ive purchased have ALL required caliper alignment and tightening. the 1st two unfortunately were done trail side. Fool me once shame on you - fool me twice shame on me.