The short answer is that we're ordering as many bikes as possible, as far into the future as possible, from as many vendors (including new ones!) as possible.
Here's the history: last March we had the largest amount of bikes we've ever had in the history of our company. Within 5 months we sold every single one of those bikes, plus all the bikes our bike vendors had available for us at that time. We essentially sold all of the bikes we could get for all of 2020 by July - 6 months ahead of normal sales.
As early as April of 2020, we'd seen the writing on the wall (both the crazy high demand and the delays in production they would cause) and ordered as many 2021 bikes as we could, but the damage was already done. Everyone was sold out of bikes by the time July hit and every retailer in the US had to purchase an entire store's worth of bikes just to get back to normal. The manufacturers simply couldn't keep up! All the bikes meant to sell in 2021 arrived to us in September and sold out within weeks. Then the second wave of 2021 bikes, which was supposed to arrive in November, was delayed for months and months due to all of the issues we listed above. Some of them are arriving now, but many more bike orders have been cancelled by vendors who couldn't meet the demand. We've already ordered bikes for as far out as July 2022, but the industry has been rocked in a big way, and it's unlikely that production will go back to normal until sometime in 2023.
But we're thinking outside the box as best we can; in fact, we'll be bringing back some familiar (bike) faces later on this year - say hello to Felt Bikes again! Our first new shipment of Felt Bikes will be arriving this fall.
Long story very short, our regularly scheduled giant shipments of new bikes are less than giant this year, but new bikes are still arriving every week! We update our website constantly with new arrivals, so keep checking back, and please do not hesitate to reach out if you're looking for more information. And if you need help finding the right bike for you, you can always Video Chat a Stafflete - next day appointments are available!