I just went to their website. It's gone. Their 800 number is gone. Their support for their products is gone. The last I heard they were in the process of moving to another location. Was this to hold off the creditors until they liquadate their inventory? I see a lot of new BikeE's selling on Ebay from Corvellis Oregon (BikeE is located in Corvellis) for rock bottom prices.
It's Sad.. but this was a good bent.
Chad at BikeE is not taking calls and his email is returning messages that "He is on vacation". BikeE has had several costly recalls as two people were hurt. Rumor has it they are ready to bail before the lawsuits start.
I hope I'm wrong but things do not look good.
Several people have visited the BikeE factory and it is closed. According to an article on bicycleretailer.com, they claim recent litigation and costly recalls brought about their demise.
I belong to the BikeE listing and it doesn't look good at all. Most LBS won't admit to the problem since doing so would mean selling their bents at a loss.
You are right about BikeE being a good bent. Let's hope someone picks up on the design and runs with it.
BikeE's are being liquidated at rock bottom places like calhoun cycles. www.calhouncycle.com. You can also find BikeE's being liquidated at www.cadence120.com. I think it's over folks. Everyone is dumping this bent for whatever they can get. It's a very sad day indeed