If you’ve been waiting patiently since the Thesis OB1 first appeared on our pages, the time is now. As of today, the company has opened up pre-order sales for their impressively priced gravel bike the OB1. In the usual cut-out-the-middle-man, consumer-direct story, Thesis claims to have created a bike that will compete with those double in price, and will ship it straight to your door at the same time.
However, like all good things, it will come to those who wait. Even if you order the bike today, you’ll have to wait at least 12-16 weeks for delivery which puts it at least in October before the bike will first arrive. As pre-orders typically go, the earlier you get in on the order, the faster you’ll get your bike.
But if you’re a little unsure about ordering a bike from a new company sight unseen, Thesis is also setting up a few different ways that you can test ride the bike before ordering. This month, the Thesis team will be hosting launch parties in San Francisco, Boston, and New York City where you’ll be able to meet the founders, ride the bike, and get help in deciding your specific build.
Now there are four different build kits named the Dirt Shredder, the Roadie, the Adventurer, and the Founder’s Edition which start at $2,999 and go up to $4,298 for a complete bike. You can also design your own build which starts at $2,999. If you’re not sure, Thesis is offering personal build consultations through email, call, or video chat to help you choose.
While those who already joined the waitlist will be the first to receive their bikes, future orders will be on a first come first serve basis, so if you want one, you know what to do.