It appears Strida finally found a distributor in the U.S.A. The price of the Strida is priced $200.00 more than last year at this time when they were selling for $295.00. Regardless, I'm glad the Strida is finally available and hope to see used ones on Ebay within a year.
What bothers me is that Strida spent close to a year in finding a partner who was going to market the product. I thought they were serious in finding a company like Trek or Giant or Pacific bikes who have the resources with local bike shop support to sell the product. Instead, they choose a "design collective" with no experience in the bicycle industry to take over the marketing and distribution! Incredible.
Harry Allen who works in Areaware appears like a knowledgeable person with a good working portfolio but where is his experience in bicycles? I wonder if any of these members use the product on a daily basis or even ridden the bike! It's just incredible that Strida would sacrifice tens of thousands in lost income and not have a solid partner a year later.
Areaware is located in New York City but not one bike shop is selling them. There's no marketing of the product of any kind. I guess we all better pony up and buy a Strida for the future is still uncertain.