When should you order your new recumbent bike? Plan Spring 2012 orders now.

When should you order your new recumbent bike?  If you intend to begin riding in March, order your new recumbent in January or February.

For riders who want a custom-built bent, or if you’re ordering a European recumbent, you can save money by allowing yourself time.

Examples

For Volae, special orders take usually two to three weeks:
– two to four days to order and pull the parts
– a week to ship
– a week in New York for assembly and quality control
Total delivery time: three weeks till you’re riding.

For HP Velotechnik, if you allow yourself time, we can ship your bike from Germany by surface.  That will save you about $130 or so off express (air) delivery.  Here is the usual timing with standard shipping:
– three weeks to build the bike
– one additional week for custom colors
– three weeks to ship the bike (by surface)
– one week in NYC for finishing and quality control.
Total delivery time: eight weeks till you’re riding.

With HP Velotechnik, if you need the bike faster, order a standard color and express shipping:
– three weeks to build the bike
– one week to ship the bike (by air, express, with surcharge)
– one week in NYC for finishing and quality control.
Total delivery time: five weeks till you’re riding.

With HP Velo’s Gekko and Gekko fx, you can be riding one of the USA editions in about two weeks. For German editions, it still takes about five weeks.

When do you want your new recumbent?  In New York City, typically, the weather begins to clear in March so we can start riding regularly.  For March deliveries, order in January or February.

All best,
Robert

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Robert Matson
New York City Recumbent Supply
The Innovation Works, Inc.
copyright 2011 Robert Matson