Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Office closed until July 15th

It was hectic but our last three Omega bike orders are finally complete and shipped. Response to our springtime sales event was incredible. Thanks to the wise shoppers who took advantage of the special.

We're glad to welcome new 2009 Oracle Omega customers in: California, Oregon, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Manitoba, Quebec and Ontario!

We need time to re-create :) We've taken a few days off and so ...

our office will be closed until July 15th.

Order taking and customer support will continue when we return.

Pics of Omega Tour

Omega City short wheelbase version in white

Matt's Omega Tour in Graphite

We continue to receive questions about what the Omega Tour bike looks like! The top photo here is the Omega City in white. Below it is the Omega Tour for comparison. Because the City is a short wheelbase configuration, the City's seating geometry is more upright. Notice how the City front wheel is situated closer to the seat.

Since introduction of the Omega in 2005 our studio pics (on the site, flyers, brochures etc.) were predominantly the Tour version. The Omega Tour is a "longer wheelbase" configuration meaning more distance between the wheels, a slightly more reclined seat, and more relaxed steering and handling.

For certain cyclists their height can determine which bike will fit them best. Obviously those with shorter x-seams (to generalize I'm referring to riders under 5' 5") tend to favour the City and conversely riders over 6' 2" will often fit the Tour best. But for all the rest of us, the choice of configuration is totally a matter of taste.

Recently we've shown a granny smith apple green Omega City in several online places and apparently some shoppers want more clarification on the differences between our two Omega versions.

When customers write to ask what the Omega Tour looks like we routinely say it's virtually the same frame as the City - just a bit longer in wheelbase! But we admit at first glance our Omega Tour and Omega City versions look identical...

To demonstrate the Tour geometry we've compiled a slide show featuring various shots of five Omega Tour recumbent road bikes (four of our most recent 2009 Omega Tour complete bike builds). We've included the closeups most requested.

2009 sales have been brisk due in large part to our Oracle Omega springtime savings promotion. Unfortunately for new buyers that sale is now over :(

We still offer frames and framesets for online sales too, so visit our site for more information and pricing. For home builders, we offer an a-la-carte menu of Omega specific parts available for purchase with one of our frames.

Monday, May 25, 2009

New Contact Email for Oracle Cycle Works

After receiving way too many reports from potential customers to the effect that they were unable to contact Oracle Cycle Works with inquiries via our former yahoo mail ID, we've gone to this NEW email address:

We apologize for the temperamental nature of yahoo mail and cannot even attempt to explain why bounces or non-delivery would happen, but apparently that was frequently the case.

Since the email switch was made (around May 1/09) and the site was duly updated, there have been no more reports of contact issues.

Our primary Marketing, Sales, & Customer Support contact remains David at 416-804-9321. If you've emailed us and not gotten a prompt reply, again, we apologize. In such cases, please advise David and he'll work quickly to resolve any technical issues.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Customer Feedback from Montreal, Quebec

Omega Features Overview 2007

"After an extensive research on recumbent bikes (bents), I was fortunate to find a Canadian manufacturer who offered by far, the best price/quality ratio on the market. I am the proud owner of an Omega Tour from Oracle Cycle http://www.oraclecycleworks.com/). You can't help but have people notice this fine piece of craftsmanship when you ride. It is very well designed and fast. I would never go back to a normal bike again. Thank you Oracle Cycle!" ~M.C. in Montreal, Quebec

Oracle Omega Tour bicycle sticker

Thank you so much Mario for taking the time to write. We have several happy Oracle Omega owners in the province of Quebec and hopefully more to follow. Don't forget to send us your pics, your touring stories, or anything else of interest. We'll post them here so others can understand your purchase experience with us.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Another Satisfied Customer - Tour Frame Build

Customer feedback received via email:

"Hi all! I'm sure you are inundated with enthusiastic customers grateful for the opportunity to receive an Omega frame and, though you don't request it, I thought a picture of the completed bike with or without the satisfied customer would be a great way to show our appreciation as a group to add to your web site. Thanks again for the opportunity to purchase your frame and make my dreams come true.
Sincerely, Barry in California"

Barry purchased a frame and successfully managed the build at his end using a Rock Shox Ario and all other parts that he sourced individually. We're so pleased to hear that the build went as expected and was finished promptly. Barry we hope you enjoy your ride... And the silver sparkle powdercoat finish looks just fabulous!

Limited Time Deal - SAVE $400!!

Save $400 on your new 2009 Oracle Omega luxury touring recumbent bicycle

That's right, for a limited time we're offering our full suspension 2009 luxury touring recumbent road bike, the Oracle Omega, at the incredible price of only $2599 CAD. That's an amazing deal at approximately $2100 USD!!!

The complete Oracle Omega bike package includes a fully assembled and tested machine with kickstand, fender package, heavy duty rear cargo rack in addition to all of our factory installed world class components like Rock Shox Ario and Meks Carbon fork. This pricing includes all taxes too!

We currently have sparkle sky blue and medium sparkle red powdercoated frames available for immediate build in either the SWB City or longer wheelbase Tour model. Our four stage powdercoated frames have a UV filter clearcoat top coat too. Reserve yours now!

Just email us with your preferred Oracle Omega edition (SWB City or longer wheelbase Tour version), your desired color and zip or postal code and we'll send a revised invoice showing the equivalent of $2599 CAD plus your exact shipping charge. It's as easy as that. In light of the tough economic times we thought we'd make it easy to own this sweet ride without having to pay an arm and a leg.

We also accept layaway payments, so it's even easier to own your dream bike.
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Oracle Omega luxury touring recumbent bicycle
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Don't delay as this special deal won't last forever.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Omega City Customer Feedback

Jack demo on early prototype ~ 2004
Customer feedback received via email:

"Since I perfected my riding I have ridden the bike about 6,000 miles (7200k).

I rode the coast of California for a couple of weeks, then went to Wyoming for some hills. Wyoming included about 40,000 feet (13,000 meters) of climbing through the Rockies doing the Tour de Wyoming.

I have done the Pedal Across Michigan (coast to coast across the state) and several century rides in Michigan and Ohio. There is also a lot of training in there and a lot of riding just having a great time.

I can now say that the bike is slower going up a hill, but not a whole lot slower. It is like a rocket when there is anything approaching a down slope even a slight angle. Wind is not a problem except for the trail of other cyclists drafting me. This machine is a missle in the right conditions and no one can keep up with me. "

Thanks M.R. (in Michigan) for taking the time to write. We're quite pleased to hear that you're enjoying your Oracle Omega City!
~Anna Lee