Saturday, March 27, 2010

Supply and Demand

We seem to have continuous problems with the supply side of the equation. Every time we think that we have the problem of running out of stock taken care of, we realize that we were a bit premature on declaring victory on the issue.


In the past, the problem was forecasting demand on our part. We were, and are, a growing business and scaling production is a challenge for any enterprise. This is a good problem to have and since increased demand equals increased cash flows, larger and more frequent stocks of inventory can be purchased and the problem takes care of itself.

Unfortunately, we're not the only ones who seem to have an imperfect ability to anticipate demand. Just about all of the suppliers we work with are working on a backlog due to higher than anticipated demand and/or unexpected production delays. While this is clearly a good sign for our business and the industry, it is nonetheless extremely frustrating for all involved. These issues should be worked out in the next couple of weeks, but in the meantime, here's where we stand:

REV-22L - Only a few left. Once they are gone they should be back by the first week in May.
REV-22 - Plenty Available. Allow 1-2 business days build time.
REV-25x - Plenty Available. Allow 1-2 business days build time.
REV-30L - Only a few left. Once they are gone they should be back by the first week in May.
REV-30 - Plenty Available. Allow 1-2 business days build time.
REV-50 - Should be back in stock in the next two weeks. Hoping to have an exact date soon.
REV-50X - Only a few left. Once they are gone they should be back by the first week in May.

PowerTap Options - Back ordered models should be here soon but I'm waiting to hear back on a certain date. We have a few models on order for stock but depending on the model/drilling/freehub options you need, it may take up to 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Again, my sincere apologies to anyone affected by these current delays. And since, I'm tired of using this blog to announce what we don't have in stock, watch this space in the coming week for some additional "off menu" wheelsets that we can build for you.

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